Ganesh Chaturthi is a famous celebration that commemorates the welcoming of Ganesha to your home. The day reverberates with divinity, celebrations and decorations. The same is also rich with nostalgia of Modak that tickles the nostrils.
The same dates to the struggle for independence and when Lokmanya Tilak decided to remodel the private festival into the most popular ones. This was in 1893 and titled this as Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav
While many people believe that the festival was initially celebrated during the Chalukya, Rashtrakutas, Satyavahana dynasties. They ruled by late 1190 AD. Then during the time of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj when Lord Ganesha was their Kuldevta or the principal deity. This was during 1600 in Pune. Then the same was celebrated by the Peshwa empire.