Diwali Muhurat Trading Time BSE & NSE

The special ‘Muhurat Trading’ session, held every year on the day of Diwali, Both the stock exchanges, Bombay stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE), will conduct a special Muhurat Trading session on account of Diwali on October 19 this year.

The exchange said that the trade would begin at 6:30 pm, which will be preceded by a pre-opening session at 6:15 pm and the trade would last for one hour.

The market start and close timings for each market segment for the muhurat trading is specified below.

Diwali Muhurat Trading Session on Thursday, October 19, 2017 Capital Market Currency Derivatives Equity Derivatives SLBM
Pre-Open Market Open & Close 18:15 – 18: 23 hrs
Normal Market Open & Close 18:30 – 19:30 hrs 18:30 – 19:30 hrs 18:30 – 19:30 hrs 18:30 – 19:30 hrs
Block Deal Session Open & Close 18:30 – 19:05 hrs
Call Auction Illiquid session* 18:35 – 19:20 hrs
Set up cut off time for Position Limit / Collateral value 19:45 hrs 19:45 hrs
Trade modification 19:45 hrs 19:45 hrs
CP code modification 19:45 hrs
Custodian confirmation 20:15 hrs
Final Obligation to Participants 20:45 hrs
Relevant Circular


Trading on the Diwali day with token orders at a specific Muhurat time is believed to bring prosperity and wealth for the year ahead for traders.

Muhurat trading is the auspicious stock market trading for an hour on Diwali (Deepawali). It is a symbolic and old ritual, that has been retained and observed for ages, by the trading community. As Diwali also marks the beginning of the New Year, it is believed that muhurat trading on this day brings n wealth and prosperity throughout the year.

upcomingipocalendar.com wishes you all a very Happy Diwali & a prosperous New Year!