Samvat 2072: Muhurat trading explained

The “muhurat” trading session will be conducted for 60 minutes today, on leading bourses NSE and BSE, to pay obeisance to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. It would also mark the New Year for traders as per the Hindu calendar, or Samwat 2072. Muhurat Trading session: Vows Traders should make to avoid loss

What is Muhurat Trading:

Muhurat trading is the auspicious stock trading practice for an hour on Diwali (Deepawali) is done traditionally to celebrate New Year. It is a symbolic ritual which has been performed for years. As Diwali also marks the beginning of the New Year, it is believed that muhurat trading on this day brings in wealth and prosperity throughout the year.
It is believed that “Muhurat’ is an auspicious time according to the Hindu calendar where the planets align themselves in such a way that the task you perform during this time duration, becomes fruitful and without the influences of evil forces. While getting married on a specific Muhurat is common, so is trading in the stock markets during the Diwali day at a specific Muhurat time.

Why Muhurat Trading:

It’s a tradition to trade during the Muhurat, as worship towards the Hindu Goddess of wealth. Trading on this day, which is also the day when the Hindu financial years begins and is considered to bring blessing for the year ahead. Also, the Gujarathi community begins there new year a day after Laxmi Puja (Muhurat Trading Day).

Timing for Muhurat trading

The Indian capital markets will hold special ‘muhurat trading’ session for 60 minutes on November 11, between 5.45 pm and 6.45 pm

How much is traded:

Trades made on this day are more for traditional, religious and sentimental reasons, Brokers and investors will make token investments and usually hold the stock for a year or so. So also book intra-day profits.


  1. MC MUTHIAH said:

    This is a time to invoke the blessings of the Trinity – Saraswati (Knowledge), Durga (Courage) and Lakshmi (Wealth). Lets pray that all of the world prospers and the people’s happiness index scales a new peak this Samvat 2072.

    Happy Happy Diwali !!!

    November 12, 2015
  2. rashmiagarwal29 said:

    Six things we traditionally do during Diwali, which if we do with understanding would make our Diwali spiritual and meaningful;
    1. Cleaning of house – Let us also clean our mind of all the accumulated dirt of kama, krodha, moha, mada, matsarya, and lobha
    2. We buy/ bring in new things – let us acquire true knowledge
    3. We eat sweets – let us share and sweeten other life, particularly of down trodden
    4. We light lamps- let us light lamp of knowledge and spread it.
    5. We do Laxmi Puja – let us pray for furtherance of our spiritual wealth
    6. We burst crackers – let us burst our ego – noice less. but peace descends

    November 11, 2015
  3. omii said:

    With Gleam of Diyas,
    And the Echo of the Chants,
    May Happiness and Contentment Fill Your life !
    Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali !!!

    November 11, 2015

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