The stock markets kicked off Samvat 2078 on a positive note yesterday, with the benchmark indices gaining during the ceremonial one-hour-long Muhurat trading session.
The Sensex ended the session at 60,068, a gain of 296 points, or 0.5 per cent. The Nifty50 ended with a gain of 0.5 per cent, or 88 points, at 17,917. A majority of the components on both indices ended with gains.
This was the fourth straight year the market has notched up gains on Muhurat day.