Ganesha is the Lord of Hurdles You pray him and he is capable of removing any hurdles from ur way. Or to put it in a glass half full way he is the Lord of Success. Theres a beautiful philosophy behind the Lord of Success.
Today According to the Hindu Calender is celebrated as the Ganesh Chaturdhi. But an interesting twist that made the festival national and patriotic has been a point of folklore. Tehres a more different view of the Festival which prompts to dig into the contemporary socital need that brought the festival such importance.