Samvat 2078 was off to a good start, with the benchmark indices gaining half a percent each on November 4, with a strong upmove in broader markets in the hour-long session. All sectors, barring metals, moved higher.
The BSE Sensex closed above the 60,000-mark, gaining nearly 300 points. The Nifty50 rallied 88 points to end above 17,900, while the Nifty midcap and smallcap indices gained 0.79 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively.
The stocks that were in focus during Muhurat trading included Larsen & Toubro, Barbeque Nation Hospitality and eClerx Services.
Larsen & Toubro hit a new high of Rs 1,920.85 before closing a percent higher at Rs 1,908.95. Barbeque Nation Hospitality, too, touched a new high of Rs 1,670 before settling at Rs 1,624.15, up 5.7 percent. eClerx Services gained 1.75 percent to close at Rs 2,383.70.