Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: History, significance and interesting facts

Updated: 30 August, 2020 10:21 IST

In 1893, revolutionary freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak urged the people to come together to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. Tilak was the first to install large public images of Ganesha in pavilions and established the practice of submerging the idols in rivers, the sea or other bodies of water on the tenth day of the festival.

First Published: 30 August, 2020 10:10 IST