Mumbai, Nov 4: The five days beginning on Friday, November 1 to Tuesday, November 5, sees almost all families in cities across India busy celebrating the auspicious Diwali days.
This time of the year is new year for many. And most of the traders and merchants start their new year with opening and worshiping their trade and account books. This ceremony is called "Chopda Poojan" (book worshiping).
As soon as the night of "Kaali Chaudash" or "Chaturdashi" turns into day, families get together to celebrate Diwali with a Lakshmi Puja and Chopda Pujan.
The trades are then opened for the year.
Even sensex saw a leap on this auspicious day of Diwali. Business men were seen rejoicing as the stock market touched those special numbers!
Bollywood actors Suresh Oberoi and Vivek ringing the bell during the Muhurat trading in Mumbai Sunday.
Bollywood actors Suresh Oberoi with son Vivek at BSE during the Muhurat trading in Mumbai Sunday.
Sensex has touched an intraday high of 21,322 in a special Muhurat trading in Mumbai Sunday.
Traders are happy after the Sensex has touched an intraday high of 21,322 in a special Muhurat trading in Mumbai Sunday.
A trader worshiping his account books with pictures of Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati and Ganesh on his laptop screen, on the occasion of Diwali in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Traders perform puja of accounts book also known as chopda puja for prosperity and well being of business on the occasion of Lakshmi puja at Mumbai on Sunday.
Traders during "Chopda Pujan" (special prayers for trading account books) on the occasion of Diwali in Ahmedabad on Sunday.