Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. This is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is the day most sacred to Lord Ganesha and it falls on the 4th day of the bright fortnight of the Tamil month Aavani (August September). Ganesh Chaturthi is a very important festival that is celebrated across India over a period of 10 days. Lord Ganesha is the elephant headed God who is worshipped first in any prayers and before commencing any new ventures.
He is known to be the Lord of Power and Wisdom. He is the eldest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, elder brother of Skanda or Kartikeya. He has as his vehicle a small mouse. The significance of riding on a mouse is the complete conquest over egoism He is the Lord who is believed to remove all obstacles on the path of the spiritual aspirant, and bestows upon him worldly as well as spiritual success. He is the Lord of Harmony and Peace.
It is believed that worshipping Lord Ganesha during the festival will bring Good luck and Prosperity to the family.