Trading Holiday NSE Holiday BSE Holiday MCX Holidays Muhurat Dates

Muhurat trading in the year 2023 will take place on Sunday, 12th November 2023.


Muhurat trading occurs when the exchanges open for one hour, on the occasion of Diwali.


The pre-opening session for muhurat trading starts at 6:00 PM and lasts for 15 minutes. This is followed by a continuous trading session that starts at 6:15 PM and ends at 7:15 PM.

Event Time
  • Pre-open session
6:00 PM – 6:08 PM IST
  • Muhurat Trading
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM IST
  • Post-close session
7:30 PM – 7:38 PM IST
  • Market close
7:40 PM IST

*Please note that the exact timings for Muhurat Trading are usually announced by the stock exchanges a few days before Diwali. The above timings are just an example and may differ from year to year.

Muhurat trading is a traditional practice in India where the stock markets open for a short period on Diwali. The term “muhurat” is considered an auspicious time.

Muhurat trading began in the 1950s when the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) began the practice of opening the exchange for one hour on Diwali. Initially, it was to celebrate the festival and to bring traders and investors together on an auspicious note. Over time, the practice gained popularity, and other exchanges such as the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also began observing muhurat trading.

Muhurat trading is governed by the same rules and regulations as regular trading. The trading session is for one hour and is conducted in the evening on Diwali. During this time, the market opens for trading in equities, derivatives, and currency derivatives.

Please keep in Mind: However, commodities trading is not allowed during muhurat trading.

While muhurat trading is a token trading session, it promotes unity and camaraderie among market participants. It is still important for market participants to exercise caution while trading during this time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Muhurat Trading?

Muhurat Trading is a special trading session conducted on the occasion of Diwali.

What are the timings for Muhurat Trading?

The timings for Muhurat Trading are usually announced by the stock exchanges a few days before Diwali. It usually takes place in the evening and lasts for about an hour.

Can anyone participate in Muhurat Trading?

Yes, anyone who has a trading account with a registered stockbroker can participate in Muhurat Trading.

Is Muhurat Trading different from regular trading?

No, Muhurat Trading is not different from regular trading. Its special feature is that it is conducted on a special day and for a shorter duration.

Are the trading rules and regulations different for Muhurat Trading?

No, the trading rules and regulations for Muhurat Trading are the same as regular trading.

Is it necessary to participate in Muhurat Trading?

No, it is not necessary to participate in Muhurat Trading. It is a choice by the investor.

What are the risks associated with Muhurat Trading?

The risks associated with Muhurat Trading are the same as regular trading. It is important to do your independent research and then invest.

*Please note that muhurat trading may change from year to year and it is recommended to check for the most up-to-date information from reliable sources before making any trading decisions or planning your investment activities. Always consult with a financial advisor for personalised investment advice.

Happy investing!

To help plan your trading activities and investment strategies, find here the NSE Holidays 2023, BSE Holidays 2023, MCX Holidays 2023, and Muhurat Trading 2023. Also see here to know more about the stock market timings.

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