Traditionally Lord Ganesh, son of Mahadev Shiva, is worshipped first among all Gods. Lord Ganesh bestows wisdom and removes all obstacles which might come while performing auspicious work. Hence Lord Ganesh is worshipped first while starting all Pujas and auspicious activities.
Ganesh Chalisa is a devotional song to glorify Lord Ganesh. It is a poem written in the Awadhi language. The Ganesh Chalisa has gained enormous popularity among the Hindus. Many of them recite it daily as a prayer.