Today, 13 February 2013 is Ganesh Jayanti, Varad Chaturthi, Tilkut Chaturthi, Tilkund Chaturthi, Vinayak Chaturthi, Maghi Ganesh Chaturthi. It falls on Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in Magh Month.
Ganesh Jayanti is believed as the birth day of Lord Ganesha. It is popularly observed in Maharashtra and some other western parts of India.
It is celebrated as Tilo Chauth and Sakat Chauthis in Uttar Pradesh and many other states of North India.
The legend or the Puranic version of the story of Ganesh Jayanti refers it in the time of Dwapara Yuga. Lord Krishna observed Magha Shukla Chaturthi Vrat to get rid of the accusation of stealing Shamantaka Mani.