The two festivals celebrated here during
Bhadrapada & Magha (Shudha Pratipada to Panchami).
It is the experience of many devotees that
Ballaleshwar fulfills all their desires & demands.
Hence worshippers throng this kshetra either to express
their desires & to thank him after their desires
“Whoever comes here on
Bhadrapada Shudha Chaturthi & has my daatshan,
all his desires will be fulfilled.” is the boon
given by Ganesha to Ballal. On the night of Bhadraapada
Chaturthi there is Mahanaivedyam & on Panchami
there is Annasantarpan.
Devotees make 21 pradakshinas
(holy rounds) of Ganapati to get their desires fulfilled
& problems solved.
Their is aa firm belif among
the devotees that at midnight of Magha Shudha Chaturthi
Shree Gajanan actually comes as Naivedyam. Hence there
is heavy rush then.