Team India is all set to face five-time Australia in the final of 2023 ODI World Cup at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The Men in Blue will be playing their fourth World Cup final as they have already won the title twice in the past 1983 and 2011, while they lost the 2003 summit clash against Australia. The people of India religiously follow the game of cricket and with the team playing the all-important clash on Sunday, the fans have started organising pooja and havans for the success of the Indian team.
Fans organised special prayers across the country for an India win, holding Hindu ceremonies asking for victory.
Ganga Aarti was organised in Varanasi for India’s victory in the ICC World Cup final match against Australia.
Meanwhile, children recited ‘Gayatri mantra’ in Karnal, Haryana for Team India’s victory.
The cricket fans from Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj created 10-feet-long sand art of a World Cup trophy.
Meanwhile, the locals in Patauli, Kolkata, perform ‘yagya’ praying for India’s third World Cup triumph.
A special ‘havan’ was also organised in Vrindavan, UP for India’s success.
VIDEO | A special ‘havan’ was organised in Vrindavan, UP earlier today for India’s victory in the ICC World Cup final match against Australia, scheduled to be played on Sunday at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.#ICCWorldCup2023(Full video available on PTI Videos -… pic.twitter.com/2u3BwqTC7K
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) November 18, 2023
The fans from all over India want the team to end their ICC title drought as a special prayers were offered at the Perumal Temple in Salem, Tamil Nadu, earlier today.
VIDEO | Special prayers were offered at the Perumal Temple in Salem, Tamil Nadu, earlier today for India’s victory in the ICC World Cup final match against Australia which will be played tomorrow in Ahmedabad.#ICCWorldCup2023 pic.twitter.com/vjWPZIhIiO— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) November 18, 2023
A special ‘havan’ was performed at Mankameshwar Temple in UP’s Lucknow.
Fans performed a ‘yagya’ in Mumbai on Saturday, praying for India’s victory in World Cup.
Devotees perform a ritual in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai which involves breaking of 1,008 coconuts ahead of India vs Australia World Cup final.
Ahmedabad buzzed with excitement and anticipation, with life-size posters of Indian heroes including Virat Kohli up at local shops.
Large deployments of security forces were reported on the city’s streets.
Hotels are fully booked, with an overflow of fans waiting to pay many times over their usual price for a room.
The match is set to be held at the world’s biggest cricket arena, the 1,32,000 capacity Narendra Modi Stadium.
Cricket’s global showpiece, a marathon tournament totalling 48 matches played over 46 days between 10 teams at 10 venues, wraps up with a blockbuster finale on Sunday.
India have been the form team of the World Cup, winning all 10 games on their way to Sunday’s finale against five-time champions Australia in Ahmedabad, in India’s western Gujarat state.