World Cup: Myriad forms of celebrations in Karnataka

April 3rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, April 3 (IANS) Saturday night was too short for cricket fans in Karnataka to celebrate India’s World Cup triumph. After dancing and cheering the night away, the revellers were back Sunday to display their joy and how!

From free hairdressing to offering coconut water to passers-by, distributing sweets to chariot rides with portraits of the Men in Blue, special pujas in temples to ‘urulu seve’ (rolling around the temple complex), the fans were ecstatic.

It was a name-it-you-have-it celebrations in Bangalore and across the state Sunday, after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s boys beat Sri Lanka at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium to ensure India’s World Cup triumph after a wait of 28 years.

In Chamarajpet, one of the oldest residential areas in south Bangalore, bedecked camels led a chariot procession with a replica of the World Cup and portraits of Dhoni and his team.

Cricket fans also began a four-day special puja at a temple dedicated to Hindu god Hanuman in Mahalakshmi Layout in west Bangalore.

Free hair cuts was offered by a number of salons in Bangalore and several places across Karnataka.

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