Lord Ganesha , the second child of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and mythologically said that was made from Mata Parvati's body feculence . Lord Shiva unknowingly cuts his face separate from his body during their fight and later Shiva's devotees at Kailas finds Elephant and place
his head/face on Ganesha's body and Lord Shiva declared him superior to all gods . Lord Ganesha is most popular and worshiped deities in India who is a symbol of wisdom and good luck. He is deity of sixteen subjects and sixty four arts .
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Vinayak Chaturthi, in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada, is the festival of Lord Ganesha. Also called Vinayagar in Tamil Nadu , he is believed to bestow his presence on the earth for all his devotees during this festival.
The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhadrapada, starting on the fourth day of the waxing moon. The date usually falls between last week of August and mid of September. The festival lasts for about ten days ending on Anant Chaturdashi(the fourteenth day of the waxing moon).