Tihar, the festival of lights, is just a few days away, and Nepal Rastra Bank has begun selling gold and silver coins (Asharfi) in preparation for Dhanteras and Laxmi Puja, which are also celebrated this year.
Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Tihar celebration, which begins on Tuesday and runs through Thursday. Because this day is regarded auspicious for the purchase of precious metals and household furnishings, many aspirants purchase gold and silver on this day. National Reserve Bank (NRB) has began selling gold and silver coins from its Mint Division in Babarmahal, Kathmandu, according to the organization.
According to NRB authorities, the central bank has been selling precious metal coins in various quantities, including two grams, five grams, and ten grams, since the beginning of the year 2018. Last year, the National Reserve Board decided not to issue the gold and silver coins, which are thought to be 99.99 percent pure, citing the possibility of a COVID-19 pandemic.