United Indians celebrate Lohri, Bihu, Pongal and Makar Sankranti together
'Unity in diversity', rightly proven today when the country is enjoying the flavors of various regional festivals. Indian girls dressed in traditional attire watch a cultural performance as they celebrate Lohri festival. (AP Photo)
Indians in traditional attire dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival. 13, 2014. Lohri is a celebration of the winter solstice observed by Hindus and Sikhs in northern India. (AP Photo)
Hindu priest performs evening rituals on the eve of the Makar Sankranti festival at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna in Allahabad. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as 'Magh Mela' that begins Tuesday. (AP Photo)
A man flies a huge fish shaped kite during a kite festival in Ahmadabad. Kite flyers from various countries and across India are participating in the festival that is annually held on the Sabarmati riverfront here. This is also considered as part of celebrations for Makara Sankranti festival. (AP Photo)
Indian villagers participate in community fishing as part of the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at the Goroimari Lake in Panbari village, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Gauhati. (AP Photo)
Bhogali Bihu marks the end of the harvesting season in the north eastern state of Assam. (AP Photo)
'Thai Pongal' which is being celebrated by the Tamilians today marks the end of harvest season in south India.
In Tamil, the word Pongal means overflowing which signifies abundance and prosperity.