Ganesha is famous for being a trickster and for his sense of humour. He is equally famous for his wisdom. He is the son of Shiva (Destroyer in the Hindu Holy Trinity of Creator-Preserver-Destroyer) and Parvati Shiva's consort.
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Born in a Chitpavan brahmin family in Maharashtra, Agarkar distinguished himself as a great patriot and a social reformer. In 1880, he took his master's degree from Poona.
G. V. Mavalankar abandoned his profession as lawyer to participate in India's freedom struggle. He joined the Non- Cooperation Movement in 1921. An honorary professor of the Gujarat Vidyapeeth, he participated in all the major Congress activities.
Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi was a joumalist who wrote in Hindi on social and educational problems prevalent in India. He became a disciple of Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi and published the news weekly Pratap.
Ganesh Chaturdhi or Ganesh Chaviti or Vinayaka Chaturdhi as the festival is called, is the first among all the Hindu festivals celebrated every year. It falls on the fourth day after the newmoon day (Shukla I'aksha Chaturdi) in the Telugu month of Bhadrapada.