Traditional Cock fight shown to students at a school as a part of Pongal festival celebrations at Mogappair in Chennai. A cockfight is a sport between two trained roosters held in a ring called a cockpit. Pongal festival (sankranthi) celebrations in Tamilnadu are not complete unless the traditional, cock fighting competitions are conducted. Cock fighting is more than a tradition here. The villagers in parts of Tamlinadu consider it a sign of prosperity. Not only in India Cock fighting is said to be the world's oldest spectator sport.