Tilak & Ganesh Chaturthi

  Tilak transformed worshipping Ganesha into Ganesh Chaturthi , (1894) which had twin aims. On the one hand it was a replacement counterpart to Muharram observance and on the other a mobilisational strategy to unite people. It is said that upon the inception of Ganesha Chaturthi, Hindus abandaoned participating Muharram festival and instances of riots were…