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On This Day 19 February 2024 Monday

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

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 Dashami

On This Day

Festivals Today: Shivajee Jayantee
Festials Tomorrow: Antim Tithi
Day Today:
Day Tomorrow: World Day of Social Justice (A/RES/62/10)”


Vishkambha – Feb 18 12:39 PM – Feb 19 12:00 PM
Prithi – Feb 19 12:00 PM – Feb 20 11:45 AM”


Garija: 08:29 PM – Feb 19 08:50 AM
Vanija: 08:50 AM – Feb 19 09:19 PM
Vishti: 09:19 PM – Feb 20 09:56 AM”

Sunrise: 7:00
Sunset: 18:09

Moonrise: 13:28
Moonset: 4:16

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

Abhijit Muhurat – 12:12 PM – 12:57 PM

Amrit Kaal – 01:31 AM – 03:13 AM

Inauspicious Time / अशुभ समय

Rahu – 8:24 AM – 9:47 AM
Yamaganda – 11:11 AM – 12:34 PM
Gulika – 1:58 PM – 3:22 PM
Dur Muhurat – 12:57 PM – 01:41 PM, 03:10 PM – 03:55 PM
Varjyam – 07:32 PM – 09:15 PM

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Today / आज

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

Major Historical Events

Battle of Pratapgarh Anniversary:

On February 19, 1659, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj led his ill-equipped and smaller Maratha army to a historic victory against the numerically superior Adilshahi troops at the Battle of Pratapgarh. This victory marked the first triumph of the Maratha Empire, with Shivaji Maharaj personally defeating the Adilshahi commander Afzal Khan.

Ahmedabad Railway Station Bombing Anniversary:

The Ahmedabad railway station bombing occurred on February 19, 2006, in Gujarat, resulting in 25 injuries but miraculously no fatalities, marking a day of resilience against violence.

Ahmedabad Bombing at Railway Station 2006

History in Brief On This Day

La Decena Trágica Conclusion Anniversary: The tragic and violent period known as La Decena Trágica in Mexico City came to an end on February 19, 1913, marking a significant moment in Mexican history.

Cyprus Independence Announcement Anniversary: On February 19, 1959, the independence of Cyprus was announced, heralding a new era for the nation and its people.

Mass Arrests of Communists in India Anniversary: February 19, 1949, saw the mass arrests of communists across India, a significant event during the period of political unrest and change.

Anniversaries On This Day

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Birth Anniversary:

The birth of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a legendary Maratha king and warrior, is celebrated on February 19, 1630, marking a significant moment in history.

Chhatrapati Shivaji

Gopal Krishna Gokhale’s Birth Anniversary:

Freedom activist Gopal Krishna Gokhale, who played a pivotal role in India’s struggle for independence, was born on February 19, 1915, in Konkan, Maharashtra, India.

Amit Sheoran’s Birth Anniversary: Esteemed sport shooter Amit Sheoran was born on February 19, 1978, hailing from Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.

Big John Studd’s Birth Anniversary: Born on February 19, 1948, Big John Studd was a celebrated figure in the world of WWE wrestling and acting, originating from Butler, Pennsylvania, USA.

Nikola Jokić’s Birth Anniversary: Renowned basketball player Nikola Jokić was born on February 19, 1995, in Sombor, Serbia, marking his significant contribution to the sport.

Bill Bowerman’s Birth Anniversary: On February 19, 1911, Bill Bowerman, a legendary coach known for co-founding Nike, Inc., was born in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Marta’s Birth Anniversary: Celebrated football player Marta, known for her incredible skills on the field, was born on February 19, 1986, in Dois Riachos, Alagoas, Brazil.

Sócrates’ Birth Anniversary: Sócrates, a distinguished football player and general practitioner, was born on February 19, 1954, in Belém, State of Pará, Brazil.

Freedom Fighters’ sacrifice

On This Day of  19 February, various significant events throughout history have marked the Indian freedom struggle, reflecting the diverse and multifaceted nature of the resistance against British colonial rule. Here are some of the pivotal events and individuals associated with this date:

Battle of Pratapgarh on this day in 1659:

This event marks a pivotal victory for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and the Maratha Empire over the Adilshahi forces led by commander Afzal Khan. Though not directly part of the later Indian freedom struggle against British colonialism, this battle is significant for its role in establishing the Maratha Empire as a formidable force, which later became a major player in resisting British rule in India.

Battle of Pratapgarh Anniversary

Royal Indian Navy Mutiny Warning on this day in 1946

Admiral John Henry Godfrey, the Flag Officer Commanding the Royal Indian Navy, issued a warning through All India Radio about taking stringent measures to suppress the naval mutiny. The Royal Indian Navy mutiny, which began on February 18, 1946, is a direct action taken against British authority and is considered a significant event in the Indian freedom struggle. The mutiny demonstrated the Indian armed forces’ unrest and willingness to fight against British rule, contributing to India’s eventual independence.

Royal Indian Navy Uprising 1946

Execution of Freedom Fighters On This Day from the 1857 Uprising:

On This Day in 1858, witnessed the execution of several key participants of the 1857 Uprising, a pivotal event in the Indian freedom struggle. These individuals were:

    • Ahmed Hossain, a resident of Lal Diggi, Delhi, known for his active mobilization against British forces in Delhi.
    • Akbar Ali, hailing from Gali Kunchi, Delhi, who took an active part in the fighting against the British army in Delhi.
    • Meer Imamoodeen, another resident of Gali Kunchi, Delhi, arrested post the reoccupation of Delhi on charges of uprising.
    • Nubbeedad Khan, from Delhi, captured and convicted for his participation in the uprising.
    • Shumsoodeen, a Pathan from Uttar Pradesh, who provided significant support to the Emperor and the uprising forces in Delhi.
    • Bahadoor Ally, from Saugar (Sagar), Madhya Pradesh, executed for his role in combat against British forces.
    • Buta Singh alias Kala Singh, from Punjab, engaged in revolutionary activities with the Ghadar Party, including attempts to start a mutiny and procure arms for the uprising.

Mathra Singh’s Arrest (February 19, 1916):

A revolutionary leader and bomb-maker, Mathra Singh was arrested in Lahore for his involvement in revolutionary activities aimed at overthrowing British rule. His expertise in bomb-making and his leadership in the revolutionary movement in Punjab highlighted the technological and strategic dimensions of the freedom struggle.

Jadonang’s Arrest (February 19, 1931):

Jadonang, a leader from Manipur, was arrested on this day for his anti-British activities and his role in agitating against colonial rule. Described by W.A. Cosgrave as a witchdoctor, Jadonang’s arrest led to his execution later that year, marking a significant moment in the resistance movement in the northeastern part of India.

These events of February 19 across different years illustrate the breadth of resistance against British rule, from the early stages of the 1857 Uprising to the revolutionary activities in the early 20th century. Each individual’s story reflects a unique aspect of the struggle, showcasing the courage, sacrifice, and resilience of those who fought for India’s freedom.

Feature Image: The image is a composite of various scenes representing significant moments and figures in Indian history. At the center, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is prominently featured against the backdrop of a rising sun, symbolizing leadership and a new beginning. Below him, a crowd celebrates on a field of flowers, while a scene of peaceful protests or gatherings unfolds. To the left, the Maratha cavalry charges into battle, while naval ships can be seen on a body of water, reflecting the naval aspect of the Indian struggle. On the right, figures representing the Indian leadership hold the national flag aloft with pride. The entire scene is a rich tapestry of India’s fight for independence and the strength of its people and leaders.  (·E-2024-02-19-06.34.46_February_19_Events_Chhatrapati_Shivaji.webp)

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