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On This Day 22 February 2024 Thursday

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

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 Trayodashi


Saubhagya – Feb 21 11:50 AM – Feb 22 12:12 PM
Sobhana – Feb 22 12:12 PM – Feb 23 12:47 PM”


Taitila: 12:22 AM – Feb 22 01:22 PM
Garija: 01:22 PM – Feb 23 02:26 AM
Vanija: 02:26 AM – Feb 23 03:34 PM”

Sunrise: 6:57
Sunset: 18:11

Moonrise: 16:20
Moonset: 6:22

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

Abhijit Muhurat – 12:12 PM – 12:57 PM

Amrit Kaal – 09:39 AM – 11:25 AM

Inauspicious Time / अशुभ समय

Rahu – 1:58 PM – 3:23 PM
Yamaganda – 6:57 AM – 8:21 AM
Gulika – 9:46 AM – 11:10 AM
Dur Muhurat – 10:42 AM – 11:27 AM, 03:11 PM – 03:56 PM
Auspicious Period

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Today / आज

Freedom Fighters sacrificed / राष्ट्रवादियों ने बलिदान दिया था At Least/ कम से कम: 176

Major Historical Events

Mumbai Unrest – Massacre

On February 22, 1946, the city of Mumbai (then Bombay) became the epicenter of unrest as the British forces brutally massacred 236 people during widespread protests.

Assam Violence – Sectarian Massacre

Hindus massacred 3000 Muslims in a devastating outbreak of sectarian violence in Assam, India, on February 22, 1983.

Madhu Chindaki – Tragic End

Madhu Chindaki, a 27-year-old mentally challenged tribal youth, was lynched over suspected theft on February 22, 2018, in Kerala, India. The assault led to his death after the mob delivered him to the police.

History in Brief On This Day

Philippines Freedom – End of Dictatorship

The dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines came to an end between February 22 and 25, 1986, marking a pivotal moment in the nation’s pursuit of democracy.

Iraq Sectarian Conflict – Mosque Bombing

The bombing of the al-Askari mosque on February 22, 2006, escalated sectarian violence in Iraq, leading to a full-scale war that lasted until 2008.

Christchurch Disaster – Earthquake Aftermath

A devastating earthquake struck Christchurch on February 22, 2011, resulting in 185 deaths and over 2,000 injuries.

Anniversaries On This Day


Jatindra Mohan Sengupta – Freedom Activist

Renowned freedom activist Jatindra Mohan Sengupta is remembered for his contributions to India’s independence movement.

Jatindra Mohan Sen Gupta

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay – Freedom Activist

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, a prominent freedom activist, was born on February 22, 1903, leaving behind a legacy of relentless struggle for India’s freedom.

Kasturba Gandhi – Freedom Activist

Kasturba Gandhi, the esteemed freedom activist and wife of Mahatma Gandhi, is remembered for her unwavering support and active participation in the Indian independence movement. She was born on April 11, 1869, but is honored on February 22 for her contributions.

Sportspersons’ Anniversaries on This Day

Tarundeep Rai – Archery Expert

Indian archer Tarundeep Rai, an Olympian who has represented India on the global stage, was born on February 22, 1984, in Namchi, Sikkim.

Vijay Singh – Celebrated Golfer

Vijay Singh, a celebrated golfer from Fiji, was born on February 22, 1963, and is known for his achievements on the international golfing stage.

Bombayla Devi Laishram – Archer

Archer Bombayla Devi Laishram, representing India, was born on February 22, 1985.

Niki Lauda – Racing Legend

Niki Lauda, a three-time Formula One World Champion from Austria, was born on February 22, 1949, and is revered in the world of race car driving.

Julius Erving – Basketball Icon

Julius Erving, the basketball legend known as “Dr. J,” was born on February 22, 1950, in New York, USA, and is celebrated for revolutionizing the game.

Brian Laudrup – Football Great

Born on February 22, 1969, in Vienna, Austria, Brian Laudrup is remembered for his skillful play as one of football’s finest.

Markus Ruhl – Bodybuilding Powerhouse

German bodybuilder Markus Ruhl, known for his massive physique, was born on February 22, 1972, in Darmstadt, Germany.

Michael Chang – Tennis Prodigy

American tennis player Michael Chang, the youngest-ever male player to win a Grand Slam singles title, was born on February 22, 1972, in New Jersey, USA.

Rajon Rondo – Basketball Maestro

NBA star Rajon Rondo, known for his exceptional playmaking skills, was born on February 22, 1986, in Kentucky, USA.

Colby Covington – Martial Arts Champion

Colby Covington, an American mixed martial artist, was born on February 22, 1988, in California, USA, and is known for his competitive spirit in the UFC.

Khalil Mack – Football Phenom

Khalil Mack, an American football linebacker known for his explosive power, was born on February 22, 1991, in Florida, USA.

Riyad Mahrez – Football Maestro

Algerian footballer Riyad Mahrez, celebrated for his exceptional skills on the pitch, was born on February 22, 1991, in Sarcelles, France.

Dennis Johnson – Basketball Veteran

Dennis Johnson, an American basketball player remembered for his time with the Boston Celtics, passed away on February 22, 2007, in California, USA.

Gurmeet Choudhary – Entertainment Luminary Gurmeet Choudhary, an actor who has captivated audiences with his performances, celebrates his birthday on February 22, 1984.

Babu Antony – Film Industry Stalwart Babu Antony, an Indian film director and actor known for his work in Malayalam cinema, was born on February 22, 1966, in Ponkunnam, India.

Sooraj Barjatya – Cinematic Visionary Celebrated filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya, known for his family-oriented movies, was born on February 22, 1965, leaving an indelible mark on Indian cinema.

Freedom Fighters’ Sacrifices On This Day

The Royal Indian Navy Mutiny: February 22, 1946 On this historic day, the Royal Indian Navy revolt began with unrest at HMIS Talwar in Bombay. The mutiny rapidly expanded across ships and shore establishments, with approximately 20,000 sailors involved in the uprising. It was a significant event, indicating the widespread Indian discontent with colonial rule.

Martyrs of February 22, 1858

Executions Following the 1857 Uprising on this day

The aftermath of the 1857 Uprising saw numerous freedom fighters executed for their involvement in the struggle against the British. These individuals were convicted of rebellion and sedition, paying the ultimate price for their pursuit of freedom.

Abdool Waheed and Comrades A group of freedom fighters, including Abdool Waheed, Afzul Beg, Agah Hossain, and others from various parts of Delhi and Haryana, were executed on this day. They had taken active roles in mobilizing forces and fighting against the British during the Uprising of 1857.

Casualties of the RIN Mutiny Support Demonstrations

The Toll of the Uprising The Royal Indian Navy mutiny was not without its casualties, as the British forces clamped down on the demonstrations in support of the mutineers.

Bombay Casualties Over 200 individuals, including Abdul Aziz, Abdul Gani, and others who supported the RIN ratings’ rebellion, lost their lives due to police firing on February 22, 1946, when the peaceful demonstrations were met with violence.

Maniram Diwan

Maniram reached Jorhat on 22 February, faced trial by Holroyed on 23 February as Commissioner under Act XIV and was sentenced to death by hanging.

Maniram Dewan: A Vanguard of Indian Independence


The events of February 22nd in various years reveal the sacrifices made during pivotal moments of India’s freedom struggle. From the mass execution of rebels in 1858 to the RIN mutiny and its supporters falling to British bullets in 1946, this date serves as a solemn reminder of the price paid for India’s independence. These martyrs and their acts of valor continue to inspire generations and remind us of the relentless spirit that ultimately led to India’s freedom.

Feature Image:

The image is a powerful representation of India’s struggle for independence. In the center, a group of soldiers is shown hoisting the Indian national flag, symbolizing victory and pride. The flag is a prominent feature, with its deep saffron, white, and green colors and the Ashoka Chakra in the middle, radiating beams of light. In the foreground, various individuals, likely freedom fighters, are depicted in different states of action—some actively fighting, others lying on the ground, possibly wounded or fallen, but all evoking a sense of bravery and sacrifice.

In the background, we see the silhouette of the India Gate, a significant monument in New Delhi, suggesting the location of the struggle. The soldiers and freedom fighters are surrounded by birds in flight, which could symbolize peace and the liberation of the nation. The entire scene is set against a dramatic sky with golden sunlight breaking through the clouds, adding a divine touch to the scene and highlighting the emergence of a nation from the shadows of colonization to the light of freedom. The profile of a man’s face, likely a leader or symbol of the movement, is overlaid on the sky, his gaze cast toward the future. The overall mood is one of determination, honor, and the collective effort of a people in pursuit of self-rule. (·E-2024-02-23-08.46.23_spirit_of_Indian_freedom_struggle_22_February.webp)

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  1. Volume -1 Part -I [Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh 1857-1919]
  2. Volume -1 Part – II [Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh 1920-1947] 
  3. Volume -2 Part – I [UP, Uttarakhand, MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and J&K 1857-1947] 
  4. Volume -2 Part – II [UP, Uttarakhand, MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and J&K 1857-1947]
  5. Volume -3 [Maharashtra, Gujarat and Sind 1857-1947] 
  6. Volume – 4 [Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura 1857-1947] 


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