Today is one of those most auspicious days when people from different parts of India together celebrate. Its called in different names. South Indians celebrate it as Makara Sankranthi or Pongal, North Indians Celebrate it as Lohri and people from Eastern part of India celebrate it as Bhogali Bihu.
Today farmers in India start their harvesting for the season and offer prayers to the Sun God. Today is the day for which kids wait all the year so that they can fly colorful kites. In some rural places in South India people have cock fights as part of the celebration. One of the popular game as part of this festival is Bull fight in many places of Tamil Nadu.
For all my friends and family .. Wish you all happy Pongal.