Gold is a valuable addition to your life, whether in the form of jewellery, decorative items for your home, or an investment for your future. Interestingly, a few days in the year are considered more auspicious than others for buying gold in India. Read on to know about these days.
Pushya Nakshatra is an auspicious time set for beginning new ventures, starting new investments, or making new purchases – usually high-value merchandise like jewellery, property, automobile, etc. Many choose to buy gold jewellery on this day as it is believed to bring good luck.
The following table gives dates for the auspicious days of Pushya Nakshatra in 2022:
Pushya Nakshatra dates in 2022 Tuesday, 18 January Thursday, 28 July Monday, 14 February Wednesday, 24 August Sunday, 13 March Wednesday, 20 September Sunday, 10 April Tuesday, 18 October Saturday, 7 May Monday, 14 November Friday, 3 June Sunday, 11 December Friday, 1 July
Pongal in 2022: Begins on Friday, 14 January and ends on Monday, 17 January
This Tamilian harvest festival is celebrated for four days, and is considered an auspicious time to buy gold jewellery as it brings prosperity and a bright future.
Gudi Padwa in 2022: Saturday, 2 April
This springtime festival is primarily celebrated in Maharashtra and is considered the harbinger of the New Year as per the lunar Hindu calendar. Many consider it auspicious to buy gold on this day.
Ugadi in 2022: Saturday, 2 April
Ugadi or Vishu (simultaneous with Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra) is one of the biggest festivals of Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. This auspicious occasion is considered a good time to buy gold jewellery. It is believed that purchasing gold on this day can bring good luck, prosperity, and wealth in the coming year.
Baisakhi in 2022: Thursday, 14 April
A harvest festival observed in several parts of northern India, especially Punjab, Baisakhi also signifies the Sikh New Year. In Punjab, a woman adorned with gold symbolises the happiness and prosperity of the family. Hence, on Baisakhi, people prefer to buy gold jewellery for women in their families.
Akshaya Tritiya in 2022: Tuesday, 3 May
Akshaya Tritiya is a highly auspicious day for Hindus and Jains. On this day, Lord Krishna is said to have given the Pandavas a vessel called Akshaya Patra, which could produce an unlimited supply of food. So, purchasing gold on Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring endless fortune.
Onam in 2022: Begins on Tuesday, 30 August, and ends on Thursday, 8 September
Onam is an annual Hindu harvest festival celebrated in Kerala. People believe it's auspicious to buy gold on Onam.
Navratri in 2022: Begins on Monday, 26 September, and ends on Tuesday, 4 October
The nine days of Navratri are celebrated to acknowledge the nine divine forms of Goddess Durga, who is believed to protect her devotees from all evils. It is one of the most popular festivals in India, when people go shopping for gold jewellery, coins, bars, etc.
Dussehra in 2022: Wednesday, 5 October
This auspicious day marks the victory of good over evil. On this day, Lord Rama killed Ravana. Celebrated with full enthusiasm, this day is also considered very auspicious to buy gold.
Karwa Chauth in 2022: Thursday, 13 October
Karwa Chauth, also known as Niraja Vrat, is a one-day festival observed by married women mainly in northern India. On this day, husbands generally gift gold jewellery to their wives as a symbol of their love while married women fasts for their husbands.
Dhanteras in 2022: Sunday, 23 October
This festival of gold falls on the first day of Diwali. Devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera on this day. The legend of King Hima too is associated with this occasion. Hima's son was cursed to die on the fourth day of his marriage. In a bid to save him, his wife kept a lot of gold around him. When Yamaraja (the God of Death) arrived, he was left dazzled by the glitter and did not kill Hima's son. And so, people believe that buying gold on Dhanteras wards off evil.
Balipratipada in 2022: Wednesday, 26 October
The festival of Balipratipada falls on the next day of Diwali. Legend says that on this day, Lord Vishnu gave King Bali a boon to come to Earth for a day. People buy gold jewellery on this day as it signifies prosperity under King Bali’s presence.
Gold can easily account for a third of the wedding expenses. As a friend or relative, if you give gold to the newly married couple, it can build a safety net for their future. As parents and grandparents, gifting gold to your children who are getting married is a way of showering them with the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.
|Best days to buy gold jewellery in 2022|
|Pongal||Wednesday, 14 January to Saturday, 17 January|
|Gudi Padwa||Saturday, 2 April|
|Ugadi||Saturday, 2 April|
|Baisakhi||Thursday, 14 April|
|Akshaya Tritiya||Tuesday, 3 May|
|Onam||Tuesday, 30 August to Thursday, 8 September|
|Navratri||Monday, 26 September to Tuesday, 4 October|
|Dussehra||Wednesday, 5 October|
|Karwa chauth||Thursday, 13 October|
|Dhanteras||Sunday, 23 October|
|Balipratipada||Wednesday, 26 October|
|Pushyami/ Pushya Nakshatra||13 days spread through the year|
Here’s hoping your next celebration is full of love, happiness, and all the good fortune that gold promises!