Chandrayaan-3 will attempt to land in the south polar region around 6:04 pm today. The live telecast of the soft-landing operations will begin at 5:27 pm.

No country has achieved a soft landing on the Moon's south pole and India's Chandrayaan-3 aims to claim this historic feat.

The Centre will organise special assemblies to watch the live-streaming of Chandrayaan-3's landing including universities and higher education institutions, like IITs and IIMs.

The veteran NASA astronaut Sunita Williams shared a video message, "I am super excited for Chandrayaan-3 on the 23rd of August. Good luck, we are cheering for you."

Temples in Ujjain and Varanasi have been organising special gatherings to pray for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3.

ISRO Chairman S Somnath ensured that even if both engines of the Vikram Lander stop working and sensors fail it will still make a landing.

The live telecast of the event will be available on the ISRO website, its YouTube channel, Facebook, and public broadcaster DD National TV from 5:27 PM.