Today is Makar Sankranti. It is one of the most auspicious day of the Hindu calendar. Sankranti is one of the few Hindu festivals that is based on the solar calendar (It signifies the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn or Makar) and is therefore always on the same day in the English calendar .
The month before Sankranti is Dhanurmasamu. During Dhanurmasam people wake up early to do puja. The day before Sankranti on Bhogi, kids get showered with “bhogi pallu” (fruits and coins) and a Bommala Koluvu (arrangement of toys, Gods) is arranged.
Sankranti is also famous for kite flying.
Read more about Sankranti on Wikipedia
So ” Tilgul ghyava goad goad bola” (Eat sesame seeds and speak good) and Happy Sankranti, Pongal and Lohiri