In 1905, Lokmanya Tilak graced Belagavi to inaugurate the city’s first Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
𝗟𝗼𝗸𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆𝗮 𝗧𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗸 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮’𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗲
The Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak hailed the Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav festival in 1893 in his newspaper, Kesari, and worked tirelessly to turn the yearly celebration into a significant, well-attended public event. Ganesh’s appeal as “the god for everyone” was recognised by Tilak. Competitions in sports and martial arts are also held as part of the celebration, which is followed by the reading of texts and communal feasting.
Lokmanya Tilak visited
Belagavi in 1905 and Members of Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal, Belagavi started celebrating Ganesh Utsav with zeal and enthusiasm.