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As per Hindu calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi (गणेश चतुर्थी) is celebrated on fourth day of Shukla Paksha (Chaturthi) of Bhaadra month.
Ganesh Chaturthi (गणेश चतुर्थी) is the day when Lord Ganesha was born. Lord Ganesha is son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. It is believed that on this auspicious day Lord Ganesha bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees. The festival is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in Sanskrit, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and Chavath in Konkani. The celebrations are grand and may last for five, seven or ten days.
Ganesh Chaturthi (गणेश चतुर्थी) is usually celebrated either in first half or the second half of September. Ganesh Chaturthi (गणेश चतुर्थी) in 2016 will be observed on Monday, 5th September. The Ganesh Utsav is celebrated in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and many other parts of India. But the grandest of the celebrations are seen in the state of Maharashtra. The tradition of celebrating Ganesh Utsav was started by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja, the great Maratha ruler in order to promote culture and nationalism. It was later revived and was made popular by Lokmanya Tilak (freedom fighter). He revived the celebrations in order to spread the message of freedom struggle and to defy the British who had banned public assemblies. The festival gave a feeling of unity in diversity and revived patriotic spirit and faith to all the Indians of that time.