Gold is considered to be one of the most precious metals around the globe. In India, the yellow metal is not only considered to be an asset, it is also one of the most used metals for making jewellery.
In India, gold is no longer just looked at as a status symbol but also considered to be a good investment. There is no denying the fact that gold is one of the safest investment options. It is also a very high-yielding investment option.
India, being a multi-cultural country, people across different states consider different days and occasions to be auspicious for buying the yellow metal. With respect to the different cultural and religious references, people across the country choose to buy the precious metal on different occasions. The auspicious days for buying gold in the year of 2021 have been listed below.
Auspicious Time To Buy Gold In 2021
Auspicious days and dates to buy gold in the year of 2021:
Pushya Nakshatra is one of the nakshatras. It is also known as Pushya, Pooyam, Pushyami, or Poosam. In India, certain time slots during Pushyami are considered to be auspicious for conducting any sort of financial transactions. It can be buying gold, land or any kind of business investment. Due to this, gold sales, as well as gold purchases, are comparatively high on the days of Pushya Nakshatra. The festival is celebrated on different days throughout the year.
Here is a list of days when Pushya Nakshatra will be celebrated in 2021:
|1 January 2021||8 August 2021|
|28 January 2021||4 September 2021|
|25 February 2021||1 October 2021|
|24 March 2021||29 October 2021|
|20 April 2021||25 November 2021|
|18 May 2021||22 December 2021|
|14 June 2021||11 July 2021|
Makar Sankranti – 14th January 2021
One of the most important festivals in the country and celebrated throughout India, Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival and is the first to arrive in a year. Sankranti marks the onset of the harvest period which is an auspicious day to purchase gold. This festival also signifies the concept of peace and prosperity. In 2021, Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on 14 January 2021.
Ugadi or Gudi Padwa - 13th April 2021
Ugadi and Gudi Padwa mark the beginning of the new year according to the Hindu calendar. These festivals vary according to the state as well as with the different sects of people. Ugadi marks the new year for the people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. Gudi Padwa is majorly the celebration of new year in Maharashtra. Onam is celebrated in Kerala along with Vaisakhi in Punjab. During these festivals, jewellers witness a surge in gold prices leading to an increase in gold sales as it marks the harvest festival in these days along with the new year, which signifies new beginnings and prosperity.
Although the dates for the new year may vary from state to state, Ugadi and Gudi Padwa will fall on the 13th April 2021.
Akshaya Tritiya - 14th May 2021
Another important day almost all Indians buy gold on is Akshaya Tritiya. It is considered to be one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar specifically to buy gold. On this day, the demand for gold amongst local jewellers in the country is seen to surge significantly. According to the Hindu culture, buying gold on this day signifies prosperity and wealth. In 2021, Akshaya Tritiya is on the 14th of May.
Navratri - 7 October 2021 to 15 October 2021
Another important festival Indians all around the world celebrate is Navratri. Even though this festival is celebrated by Gujaratis around the world, it is also known differently amongst different sects of people. The festival of Navaratri celebrates the victory of good over evil as a tribute to Goddess Durga. It is celebrated for 9 days and nights.
People from all over the country and Indians all over the world purchase gold during the period of this festival as it signifies new beginnings and good fortune. Navaratri will be celebrated from the 7th of October to the 15th of October in 2021.
Dussehra - 15 October 2021
The last day of Navaratri, Durga Puja is known as Dussehra. This is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Hindus in the country and abroad. The purchase of gold increases all over India as it has a special significance in the Hindu culture when Goddess Durga defeated the demon, Mahishasura signifying the victory of good over evil. In 2021, Dussehra will be celebrated on the 15th of October.
Diwali/Dhanteras - 2 and 4 November 2021
Dhanteras is one of the major festivals in India wherein the demand for gold increases to the great extent. The name Dhanteras signifies the worship of the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi. Dhanteras marks the first day of the festival of Diwali in India. In the Hindu scriptures, this day is considered to bring prosperity, wealth and health to the people who buy or invest in the metal. Due to this, irrespective of the global prices, value of the dollar or the rupee, demand for gold amongst local jewellers in the country is on an all-time high. In 2021, Dhanteras will be celebrated on 2 November, followed by Diwali on 4 November.
Balipratipada - 5 November 2021
The last day or the third day of Diwali is known as Balipratipada. This day is when most Indians indulge in buying gold as it marks the end of auspicious time according to the Hindu culture. It is also known by Bali Padyami or Bali Padva in different parts of the country. In 2021, Balipratipada will be celebrated on the 5th of November.
Even though these days, according to the Hindu scriptures and calendar, are regarded as auspicious for the purchase of gold in the country, Indians also buy gold on various other occasions as well, mainly during weddings or during birthdays as well in order to wish prosperity and wealth to the people. Price of gold in India surges during the wedding season starting from June to September and then in December to February.