Auspicious days to buy gold in 2018

Jewellery 01 Jan 2018

Best Time to Buy Gold In India

Gold is always a valuable addition to your life: be it as jewellery, a decorative item for your home, or as an investment for your future. But there are some days when buying gold is considered even more auspicious than others.

  • Dhanteras falls on the first day of five-day long Diwali festivities. Devotees worship both Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber on this day. The legend of King Hima too is attached to this occasion. King Hima’s son was cursed to die on the fourth day of his marriage. To save him, his wife kept a lot of gold around him. When the God of Death-Yamraja arrived, he was left dazzled by the glitter and did not kill Hima’s son. Hence, people believe that purchasing gold on Dhanteras wards off evil.
    • 5th November 2018
  • Akshaya Tritiya is an extremely auspicious day for Hindus and Jains. On this day, Lord Vishnu is said to have given the Pandavas a bowl called Akshaya Patra, which had an unlimited supply of food. Thus, purchasing gold on this day is believed to bring endless fortune.
    • 18th April 2018
  • Navaratri is celebrated to acknowledge the nine divine forms of the 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 for gold jewellery shopping.
    • 10th October 2018 – 18th October 2018
  • Dussehra marks the victory of good over evil. On this day, Lord Rama killed Ravana and Goddess Durga triumphed over Mahishasura . Celebrated with full fervour, this day is also considered very auspicious to buy the yellow metal.
    • 19th October 2018
  • Balipratipada falls on the third 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.
    • 8th November
  • Gudi Padwa , celebrated in Maharashtra, is considered the New Year as per the lunar Hindu calendar. People believe it’s auspicious to purchase valuables including gold jewellery at the onset of a new year.
    • 18th March 2018
  • Ugadi, the South Indian New Year (same as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra), is one of the biggest festivals of Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is known to be an auspicious occasion and hence is considered as a good time to buy gold jewellery. Also, it is believed that purchasing gold on this day can bring good luck, prosperity and wealth in the coming year.
    • 18th March 2018
  • Onam, the harvest festival, is celebrated for over ten days with vigour and zeal in Kerala. A lucky day to buy gold jewellery, Onam is believed to bring prosperity and mark a new beginning of one’s life.
    • 24th August 2018
  • Pongal, the Tamilian harvest festival, celebrated for four days,is considered to be an auspicious time to buy gold jewellery as it brings prosperity and a bright future.
    • 14th January 2018
  • Baisakhi, a harvest festival observed in several parts of North India, especially in Punjab is also the Sikh New Year. In Punjab, a woman bejeweled with gold symbolises happiness and prosperity of the family. Hence, on Baisakhi, people prefer to buy gold jewellery for women in their families.
    • 27th October 2018
  • Karwachauth, originated during the times of the epic—Mahabharata, is a one-day festival observed by married women mainly in the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and parts of Uttar Pradesh. On this day, husbands generally gift gold jewellery to their wives as an eternal symbol of their love.
  • At Gudi Padwa , gold can easily account for around 1/3rd of the total wedding expense, whether you’re on the bride’s family or the groom’s. As parents and grandparents, gifting gold in a wedding to your children is a way of showering them with the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. As a friend or relative, gold gifted during a wedding can build a safety net for the future of the couple.
List of best days to buy Gold Jewellery in India in 2018
Day/Festival Date
Dhanteras 5th November 2018
Akshaya Tritiya 18th April 2018
Navratri 10th October 2018 – 18th October 2018
Dussehra 19th October 2018
Balipratipada 8th November 2018
Gudi Padwa 18th March 2018
Ugadi 18th March 2018
Onam 24th August 2018
Pongal 14th January 2018
Baisakhi 14th April 2018
Karwachauth 27th October 2018
Here’s hoping your next celebration is full of love, happiness, and all the good fortune gold promises.

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