The freedom fighter, thus, helped expand Ganesh Chaturthi into a mass community event and as a hidden means for political activism, intellectual discourse, poetry recitals, plays, concerts, and folk dances to unite the people.
Shah Rukh Khan takes to the streets of Mumbai and shakes his leg in this foot-tapping "visarjan" song from "Don". The festival gained further prominence when it was publicly supported in the 19th century by the Indian freedom fighter, Lokmanya Tilak, who championed it as a means to evade colonial British government ban in Hindu gatherings through its anti-public assembly legislation in Follow News In Maharashtra, preparation for the festivities commence months in advance, with the making of the idol beginning with the "Padya pooja" or worshipping the feet of Lord Ganesha.
The number is composed by Ajay-Atul with heart-touching lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya. NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.
Those jaw-dropping moves aren't an easy feat! The festival is marked by the installation of Ganesh deities in marquees across the country as well observing of the rituals in homes. The heart-warming song has been sung by Hariharan and composed by RD Burman.
The upbeat track combines catchy beats and Hard Kaur's rap with a desi feel to it. Notably, it has been celebrated in Pune since the era of Shivaji but lost state patronage following the emergence of British Raj, until it was revived by Lokmanya Tilak.
New Delhi: Ganesh Chaturthi is a time when the streets come alive with colourful processions to the sounds of drums and dancing. At homes in Maharashtra, the festival preparations include purchasing festive items a few days in advance and booking the idol almost a month in advance or buying it from local artisans a few days prior to the festivities.