Pinwheels on #Juhu beach wish you, Happy Ganesh Chathurthi ! In 1893, Lokmanya Tilak transformed annual domestic festival of Ganesh Chaturthi into a large, well-organized public event. Tilak recognized the wide appeal of the deity Ganesha as “the god for everybody”, and popularized Ganesh Chaturthi as a national festival in order “to bridge the gap between Brahmins and ‘non-Brahmins’ and find a context in which to build a new grassroots unity between them”, and generate nationalistic fervour among people in Maharashtra against the British colonial rule. #ganesh #ganeshchathurthi