On This Day 17 February 2024 Saturday

Sam Vikram: 2080 Purnimanta Mass: Magha Paksha: Tithi: Sukla Paksha Ashtami

on this dayPanchang / पंचांगpooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassion, शुभ मुहूर्त, on this day

Virram Samvat: 2080
Shaka Samvat: 1945
Amanta Month: Magha
Purnimanta: Magha
Tithi: Sukla Paksha Ashtami

On This Day

Festivals Today: Durgaashtamee Vrat, Mahaananda Navamee
Festials Tomorrow: Rohinee Vrat
Day Today: Global Tourism Resilience Day (A/RES/77/269)
Day Tomorrow: 


Indra – Feb 16 03:17 PM – Feb 17 01:43 PM
Vaidhruthi – Feb 17 01:43 PM – Feb 18 12:38 PM”


Bava: 08:30 PM – Feb 17 08:16 AM
Balava: 08:16 AM – Feb 17 08:11 PM
Kaulava: 08:11 PM – Feb 18 08:16 AM”

Sunrise: 7:02
Sunset: 18:07

Moonrise: 11:48
Moonset: 2:22

pooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassion, शुभ मुहूर्तAuspicious Time / शुभ समय

Abhijit Muhurat – 12:12 PM – 12:57 PM

Amrit Kaal – 06:21 AM – 07:57 AM, 06:05 AM – 07:43 AM

Inauspicious Time / अशुभ समय

Rahu – 9:48 AM – 11:11 AM
Yamaganda – 1:58 PM – 3:21 PM
Gulika – 7:02 AM – 8:25 AM
Dur Muhurat – 08:30 AM – 09:15 AM
Varjyam – 01:10 AM – 02:48 AM

Information Source: https://www.prokerala.com/

Today / आज

Freedom Fighters sacrificed / राष्ट्रवादियों ने बलिदान दिया था At Least/ कम से कम: 4

Major Historical Events

In 1739, under the leadership of Bajirao I, the Marathas achieved a significant victory over the Portuguese in the Battle of Vasai, compelling the Portuguese army and administration to withdraw from Baçaim (Vasai), marking a turning point in the regional power dynamics.

On February 17, 1882, Ali Kadir, also known as Syed Hassan Ali Mirza Khan Bahadur, began his reign, initiating a period of governance marked by his leadership and policies, which would influence the course of history in the region.

History in Brief On This Day

February 17, 2020, witnessed a landmark decision by India’s Supreme Court, granting equal rights to women in the armed forces, a pivotal step towards gender equality and inclusivity within the military structure of the country.

Anniversaries On This Day

Public Figures:

  • Jiddu Krishnamurti (1986 Death): On February 17, 1986, the world lost Jiddu Krishnamurti, a renowned public speaker and philosopher known for his insightful teachings on the nature of mind, meditation, and human relationships.
  • Case Keenum (1988): Born on February 17, Case Keenum has made a name for himself in American football, showcasing his talent as a quarterback with a career that spans multiple NFL teams.
  • Jim Brown (1936): Celebrating his birthday on February 17, Jim Brown is not only considered one of the greatest American football players of all time but also a prominent actor and social activist.
  • Michael Jordan (1963): Born on February 17, Michael Jordan, also known as “MJ,” is celebrated as one of the greatest basketball players in history, having led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships.
  • Denise Richards (1971): Denise Richards, born on February 17, is celebrated for her work as an actress and former fashion model, known for her performances in both television and film.
  • Luc Robitaille (1966): Celebrating his birthday on February 17, Luc Robitaille is recognized as one of the greatest ice hockey players, known for his time with the Los Angeles Kings among other teams.
  • Rebecca Adlington (1989) and Rowdy Gaines (1959): Celebrating their birthdays on February 17, Rebecca Adlington and Rowdy Gaines have made significant impacts in the swimming world, with Adlington being one of Britain’s greatest swimmers and Gaines an American swimming legend.
  • Madison Keys (1995): Born on February 17, Madison Keys is celebrated as a talented tennis player, known for her powerful game and presence in the women’s tennis circuit.

Revolutionary Figures:

  • Vasudeo Balwant Phadke: A revolutionary leader who faced capture, imprisonment, and ultimately sacrificed his life in the fight against British oppression.
  • Rani Gaidinliu (1928) and V B Phadke (1883): Remembered on February 17, Rani Gaidinliu and V B Phadke are celebrated for their roles as freedom activists, contributing significantly to India’s struggle for independence.

Cinematic and Artistic Personalities:

  • Annu Raj Singh (1984): Celebrating her birthday on February 17, Annu Raj Singh is recognized as a skilled sport shooter from Aligarh, contributing to India’s prominence in the shooting sports.
  • Jomon T John (1982): Celebrating his birthday on February 17, Jomon T John is recognized for his contributions to Indian cinema as a talented cinematographer.
  • Sadha (1984): Celebrating her birthday on February 17, Sadha has made significant contributions to Indian cinema, known for her roles in South Indian films.

Athletes and Sports Icons:

  • AB de Villiers (1984): Born on February 17, AB de Villiers is celebrated as one of cricket’s most innovative and explosive batsmen, having represented South Africa in all formats of the game.
  • Vasyl Lomachenko (1988): Celebrating his birthday on February 17, Vasyl Lomachenko is known for his exceptional skills in the boxing ring, being one of the most decorated boxers with multiple world championship titles.
  • Marc Márquez (1993): Born on February 17, Marc Márquez is celebrated as one of the most talented motorcycle racers, having won multiple MotoGP World Championships.

Freedom Fighters’ sacrifice On This Day

17 February 1858: Execution of Brave Fighters

  • Beehary Gond, Koram Brahmin, and Gunni: Executed for their roles in the Uprising of 1857 against British forces.

17 February 1883: Sacrifice of Vasudeo Balwant Phadke

  • Vasudeo Balwant Phadke: A revolutionary leader who faced capture, imprisonment, and ultimately sacrificed his life in the fight against British oppression.

17 February 1936: Martyrdom of Swadesh Bhusan Ghosh

  • Swadesh Bhusan Ghosh: A Jugantar Party member who died in internment, symbolizing the sacrifices made for independence.

17 February 1932: Farmers’ Day Tragedy

  • Salimuddin, Chand Miyan, Makram Ali, and Samiruddin: Innocent farmers killed in police firing while peacefully celebrating “Farmers Day,” highlighting the brutality faced by ordinary citizens.

17 February 1943: Death of Khagapati Bhotra

  • Khagapati Bhotra: Died due to poor prison conditions, underscoring the challenges faced by political prisoners during the freedom struggle.

These events remind us of the courage and sacrifice of those who fought for India’s freedom, inspiring us to honor their legacy and continue striving for justice and equality.

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