The 18th edition of the Asian Games which is ongoing in Jakarta and Palembang. While the players are sweating it out at the games to attain medals for their respective nations, they took time off to adhere to their religion on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

The Eid al-Adha is a huge occasion for Muslims across the world as it marks their second most important holiday, after Eid al-Fitr. This year, the festival is being celebrated on August 21st and 22nd.

 

The festival falls on the Tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah as per the Islamic lunar calendar. However, the date is not fixed as it varies every year making a shift of 11 days from the previous date of the occasion.

‘Muslim athletes conducted their prayers this morning, led by syeik Huseen Jaber, at Athlete Village to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. May everyone have a victorious day!’ sian games official twitter handle tweeted.

Indians at Asian games:

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After day three, 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary brought India’s third Gold medal on Day 3 of 2018 Asian Games in the shooting event. Saurabh shot a Games Record of 240.7 in the finals of Men’s 10m Air Pistol event where Abhishek Verma added a Bronze for the country. Wrestler Divya Kakran also added the first bronze to India’s wrestling tally at the 18th Asian Games, beating Taipei’s Chen Wenling in the third-place play-off bout for the 68kg category.

On Day four, Manu Bhaker stands as the medal favourites with tennis star Ankita Raina already assuring a medal-winning finish for team India.