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On This Day 8 January 2024 Monday

Sam Vikram: 2080 Purnimanta Mass: Paush / पौष Paksha: Krishan / कृष्ण Tithi: Dwadashi upto 23:53

Panchang / पंचांगpooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassion, शुभ मुहूर्त

Virram Samvat / विरम संवत: 2080
Shaka Samvat / शक संवत: 1945
Amanta Month / अमान्त मास: Margashirsha / मार्गशीर्ष
Purnimanta / पूर्णिमांत: Paush / पौष
Tithi / तिथि: Dwadashi upto 23:53
Paksha / पक्ष: Krishan / कृष्ण

Today/ आज

Festivals Today:
Festials Tomorrow: Maas Shivaraatri, Bhaum Pradosh Vrat, Pradosh Vrat
Day Today:
Day Tomorrow:

Yoga / योग: Ganda upto 26:48
First Karana / प्रथम करण: Kauvala / कौलव (तक) upto 12:24
Second Karana / द्वितीय करण: Taitila / तैतिल (तक) upto 23:53

Sunrise / सूर्योदय: 7:19
Sunset / सूर्यास्त: 17:35

Moonrise / चंद्रोदय: 4:00
Moonset / चंद्रास्त: 14:28

Sun Sign / कुण्डली: Dhanu
Moon Sign / राशि: Vrischika

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

Abhijit / अभिजीत: 12:06 − 12:48
Amrit Kaal / अमृत काल: 11:29 − 13:05

Inauspicious Time / अशुभ समय

Gulikai Kalam / गुलिकाई कलाम: 13:44 − 15:01
Yamaganda / यमगंडा: 11:10 − 12:27
Dur Muhurtam / दुर्मुहूर्तम्: 05:48 − 05:49
Rahu Kaal / राहु काल: 08:36 − 09:53
Varjyam Kaal / वर्ज्यम् काल: None

Today / आज

Freedom Fighters sacrificed / राष्ट्रवादियों ने बलिदान दिया था At Least/ कम से कम: 12

Major Historical Events / प्रमुख ऐतिहासिक घटनाएँ

2020: Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by the Iranian military, killing all 176 people on board.

Historical Events in Brief / ऐतिहासिक घटनाएँ संक्षेप में

1949: The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON) was established by the USSR and Eastern Bloc countries to coordinate economic development.

Anniversary / वर्षगांठ

1994: Chandrasekharendra Saraswati, the 68th Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, passed away.

1842: Mahadev Govind Ranade, an influential Indian scholar, social reformer, and author was born.

1929: Saeed Jaffrey, a celebrated actor in British and Indian films and television, was born.

1982: Sagarika Ghatge, an Indian actress known for her role in the film ‘Chak De! India,’ was born. The same year, AT&T was broken up due to an antitrust lawsuit.

1990: Alina Zasobina and Nusrat Jahan, both celebrated figures, were born. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, an Indian table tennis player, was born in 1993.

1990: Birth of Nusrat Jahan, Celebrity Celebriy

1993: Birth of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (Table Tennis Player)

Freedom Fighters’ sacrifice / राष्ट्रवादियों के बलिदान

Incidents of Freedom Struggle of January 8 in India


January 8th holds a significant place in the history of India’s struggle for freedom, marked by acts of valor, sacrifice, and pivotal moments that shaped the movement against colonial rule.

Jafur Khan’s Sacrifice

Jafur Khan, a resident of Gurgaon, Haryana, served in the British Indian Army before deserting to participate in the 1857 Uprising. His defiance against the British rule led to his capture and subsequent execution by hanging on January 8, 1858.

The Bravery of Vazir Khan

Vazir Khan, from Gudhrana, Faridabad, played a notable role in the 1857 Uprising. Born to Sammoo Khan Pathan, he was arrested, tried for sedition, and sentenced to death. His execution on January 8, 1858, marked his unwavering commitment to the cause of freedom.

Wazeer Khan’s Rebellion

Wazeer Khan of Gurgaon, son of Samu Khan, joined the 1857 Uprising against British rule. His capture and execution on January 8, 1858, underline the risks undertaken by those who dared to rebel.

Wuzeer Khan’s Defiance

Wuzeer Khan, from Ghudhrana, Faridabad, and a deserter from the British army, actively participated in the 1857 Uprising. His subsequent apprehension and execution on January 8, 1858, highlight the harsh repercussions faced by the rebels.

Zafar Khan’s Resistance

Zafar Khan, a resident of Gudhrana and son of Basharat Khan Pathan, joined the 1857 Uprising and was captured and executed on January 8, 1858. His execution represents the severe consequences faced by those who opposed British rule.

Bal Singh’s Commitment

Bal Singh, born in Sheikhupura, Punjab, actively participated in the Gurdwara Daska Morcha during the Civil Disobedience Movement. Arrested and confined in Campbellpore Jail, he died in detention on January 8, 1932, exemplifying his dedication to the cause.

Bhau Chitnis’ Heroism

Bhau Chitnis from Mahidpur, Madhya Pradesh, joined the 1857 struggle, providing financial support and participating in confrontations. He was executed by the British on January 8, 1858.

Golam Sufder Khan’s Rebellion

From Gwalior, Golam Sufder Khan participated in the 1857 Uprising in Delhi. Caught by the British, he was executed on January 8, 1858.

Chima Saheb’s Revolt

Chima Saheb, born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, played a pivotal role in the Kolhapur army’s revolt in 1857. Arrested and deported, he remained in detention until his death in 1869.

Manoj Mohan Das’ Sacrifice

A member of the Jugantar Party, Manoj Mohan Das participated in the Salt Satyagraha and was detained in Calcutta, where he died on January 8, 1939.

Shaikh Bhikari’s Leadership

Shaikh Bhikari, owner of the Khudra Lotowa Estate, led forces against British in 1857. Executed on January 8, 1858, his leadership remains a testament to his bravery.

Tikait Umrao Singh’s Revolt

Tikait Umrao Singh, a former Sepoy and owner of the Khatanga Estate, led a significant part of the 1857 Uprising. He was hanged on January 8, 1858, in Ramgarh district.


These individuals represent the countless unsung heroes of India’s freedom struggle, who faced extreme adversity with courage and determination. Their sacrifices on January 8th across different years serve as a poignant reminder of the cost of freedom and the resilience of those who fought for India’s independence.

Feature Image: The image is a monochromatic portrait of Mahadev Govind Ranade, an Indian scholar and social reformer. He appears to be middle-aged and is wearing traditional Indian attire, including a Gandhi cap. His mustache is prominent, and he has a serious, contemplative expression on his face. The style of the portrait suggests it may have been drawn or painted, typical of historical representations from the late 19th to early 20th century. (Click here to view image) [Credit:]

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