Devotees across temples in India have been performing special puja and havan (worshipping rituals) since Sunday morning, praying for a big win for India over Australia at the ICC World Cup Finals 2023 taking place at the grand Narendra Modi Stadium in India's Gujarat state's Ahmedabad city.
Many passionate cricket enthusiasts are fervently reciting mantras and prayers while sitting in front of their screens, completely engrossed in the nail-biting match.
Another avid cricket fan bought 51 coconuts at home, considering it auspicious and to manifest India's victory at the World Cup finale.
Famous sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik
, from India's Odisha
state created sand art
on the beach in Puri to wish the team good luck.
Devotees organized a special Ganga aarti in Varanasi
, holding pictures of Indian cricket players and chanting mantras for India’s victory in the World Cup.
An auto driver in Punjab
state's Chandigarh city has decided to offer free rides to people for five days if India wins the World Cup 2023.
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi
to Bollywood's King Khan Shah Rukh Khan
and several top-notch celebrities and public figures have come to watch the match at the stadium and extend their support to the players.