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Share Market Hours in India:

Where there is a market then there is a Timing for Opening and Closing too.

Share Market is also one of them.

Every large country has its Stock Exchange where people take their shares to buy and sell (Trade).

Know share market hours, market holidays and Muhurt trading in Indian market context.

In this article you are going to learn all about Share Market Hours in India.

Also you will get the information about all the holidays of Indian Stock Markets.

Share Market hours in India

In India there are two big stock exchanges are in presence. Namely, NSE and BSE, National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange respectively.

Both the Stock Exchanges work concurrently such as both Stock Exchanges follow same type of Holidays and Market hours of Trading.

Here you will get information about Market Timings, Holidays and Muhurt Trading Hours and its source too.

Market Timings

Trading on the equities segment takes place on all days of the week (except Saturdays and Sundays and holidays declared by the Exchange in advance). The market timings of the equities segment are as follows.

Pre-open session

Order entry & modification Open : 09:00 hrs
Order entry & modification Close : 09:08 hrs*
*with random closure in last one minute. Pre-open order matching starts immediately after close of Pre-open order entry.

Regular trading session

Normal / Limited Physical Market Open : 09:15 hrs
Normal / Limited Physical Market Close : 15:30 hrs

That means Normal market opens at 09:15 AM to 03:30 PM and pre open market is opens at 9:00 AM to 09:08 AM according to Indian Standard Timings (IST +5:30)

Indian Timings vs Global Timings

Why Indian Market Timings are different from other country’s timing?

The reason behind this question is due to difference in country timings.

Consider US and India. When there is day in the US, India is sleeping due to Country Timing.

Then how can we trade at that odd timings.

So, when there is a Day US market is On and India’s Market is off.

Whereas Indian traders trading while US market is sleeping.

If you want to know more about all the information about other market’s trading timing then you can refer this link.

So, you will get all trading timings of World’s Stock Exchanges as per Indian Timings that is (IST +5:30)

Market Holidays

In India there are many days such as National Holidays, Festival Holidays and Election Days are followed to be Market Holidays.

On the holidays no Indian market is open for trading.

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Market Holidays in NSE

Muhurt Trading

Especially in India there is one day in Diwali Festival Called Laxmi Pujan. In which all the business people worship Lord Laxmi and a lot of People prefer buying shares for long term in that day.

They believe that buying shares on this day becomes profitable and hence they prefer buying shares for the long term.

That’s why Indian Stock market is opened in India for one hour in evening. Generally at 06:15 PM to 7:15 PM.

Because in this one hour all traders worship the goddess Laxmi.

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Laxmi Pujan in Diwali Festival


As all the Share Market / Stock Exchanges follow the same rule in India of holidays, market timings and muhurt trading days so no need to follow different markets for different purposes.

Only single market can be referred to understand the same thing.

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