Shivaratri or Maha Shivratri is known as the "Great night of Shiva."
It is said on this night Shiva, the primal consciousness united with Shakti, the primal energy.
Ganesha is one of the most popular deities of the east, there is no doubt about it. But his presence is increasing in the west similarly, where statues and paintings of him can be found in many homes, yoga schools and the like.
Many great personalities in the history of mankind have preached righteousness. But whereas most preferred to view life from the periphery, Krishna chose to participate in life like it were a celebration.