The Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on a large scale in several parts of India. The history of Sarvajanik (public) Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra is centuries old, owing its origin to the late Lokmanya Tilak. According to Hindus, Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and all the problems in one’s life as well as the creator of happiness in the life of people. People in India worship Lord Ganesha always before starting any new work. Little children call him friend Ganesha as he cares and loves them. People celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi every year in the month of August or September for 10 days.
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