Cricket Knows No Religion…
Cricket is also considered as religion in India. As one feels happy in festive occasions one feels happy whn Team India or IPL Team Royal Challengers Bangalore play and most importantly win matches
Ganesha Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is the Hindu festival of Ganesha also called Vinayagar in Tamil Nadu, the son of Shiva and Parvati, who is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees in the duration of this festival. It is the day Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to all the gods. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel.
Two to three months prior to Ganesh Chaturthi, artistic clay models of Lord Ganesha are made for sale by specially skilled artisans. They are beautifully decorated. Ganesh Chaturthi starts with the installation of these Ganesh statues in colorfully decorated homes and specially erected temporary structures mandapas (pandals) in every locality.
Eid Mubarak The phrase translates into English as "blessed festival", and can be paraphrased as "may you enjoy a blessed festival" (Eid refers to the occasion itself, and Mubarak means "Blessed")Muslims wish each other Eid Mubarak after performing the Eid prayer. This celebration continues until the end of the day for Eid ul-Fitr (or al-Fitr) and continues a further three days for Eid ul-Adha (or Al-Adha). However, in the social sense people usually celebrate Eid ul-Fitr at the same time as Eid ul-Adha, visiting family and exchanging greetings such as "Eid Mubarak".An exception to this use in the Muslim world is Turkey, where 'Eid Mubarak' is not common at all..
Throughout the Muslim world there are numerous other greetings for Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr. The Companions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad used to say to each other when they met on Eid ul-Fitr: Taqabbalallâhu minnâ wa minkum (which means "[May] God accept from us and you [our fasts and deeds] "
Cricket is a relegion just like the festivals for the Cricket fans:-
Cricket is also considered as religion in India. As one feels happy in these occasions one feels happy when Team India or IPL Teams of Royal Challengers Bangalore play and most importantly win the matches. As the festivals are celebrated with joy and utmost happiness in the same way the cricket fans pray for the teams & players to perform well and win the games. On important ocassions like World Cups & any series or IPL Finals, the people of India go to the temple and worship to the God’s and pray for the teams. As the festival times nears the celebrations and preparations begins much in advance like how in cricket when series is about to begin players practice hard and the nation prays for their good performance.
Cricket brings Unity among all:-
Even though one will say that Ganesh Chaturti is a festival celebrated by the Hindus & Eid Mubarak by Muslims, cricket has no relegion and it brings everyone together and develops a closeness among all creating togetherness & joy in everyones heart.
World Cup & IPL 2011 The Champions League 2011:-
World Cup 2011 came and went and India won it for the 2nd time after 1983. The celebrations was massive and then IPL came and went and people of India hearts were filled with joy , seeing their respective teams play some wonderful cricket just as how when these special festivals arrive the hearts are filled with joy. Series in England is going on with few ups & downs. Now its time for yet another occasion for the IPL teams and other teams playing in yet another upcoming big series “The Champions League 2011”.
Message for Fans & from the Fans:-
On the special ocassions of these festivals we would like to take the opportunity to wish all the Cricket Fans and specially the RCBians all around the World and have wonderful celebrations during the festivals and for the big series ahead would be glad that if all the fans leave your wishes for the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore to motivate the players in the upcoming “ Champions League 2011”.