Fact 1 There are 16 ways of paying tribute to Lord Ganesha and it is called Shhodashopachara.
Fact 2 Bhog prasad is not limited to modaks. Puran poli also makes for one of the major and popular sweets during Ganesh Chaturthi.
Fact 3 Acc. to one legend Goddess Parvati created Lord Ganesha out of dirt off her body. But the other legend says that Ganesha was created by Shiva and Parvati, at the request of Devas.
Fact 4 Throughout Ganesh Chaturthi, Vedic hymns from the Rig Veda, the Ganapati Atharva Shirsha Upanishad, & the Ganesha stotra from the Narada Purana are chanted.
Fact 5 It is believed that Lord Shiva gave a boon to Ganesha that he would be worshipped before any other Lord. He was thereby declared superior to all gods.