When Lokmanya Tilak was in great distress and worried about our country's freedom. He used to sit at bank of Girgaum chowpaty and wondered how to collect people. While sitting on the bank of seashore he used to make idols and people used to stop by to see it. Such collective movement was not restricted by British. So from there he got an idea to celebrate sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav.
He started the tradition of Sarvajanik Ganesha Utsav by making clay idols..