It's not just financial advisors and tech-savvy stockbrokers who stress on the importance of savings and investment. Our traditional cultures did so too, by encouraging the purchase of gold on festive and auspicious days.

As prices spiralled, the gold accumulated through small ritual purchases on an occasion like Dhanteras, suddenly took on a new meaning. So don't think twice, just make sure that you pick up a little bit of gold this year as well.

Swarn Mudrika, branded gold coins from Gitanjali, are just the right choice.  They come with the stamp of assurance provided by India's largest jewellery manufacturer-retailer, are certified according to international standards for 999 purity and are available in denominations from 1 to 50 gms. The coins are available with various religious motifs and impressions.