Indian markets including stock, forex and money markets are closed on account of Diwali Balipratipada.
On Wednesday, the markets open only for one-hour Muhurat trading.
The Bombay stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE), conducted a special Muhurat Trading session between 5.45 pm and 6.45 pm on Wednesday.
In the Muhurat Trading, the Sensex ended the day with gains of 123 points, while the Nifty ended the day with gain of 23 points.
Top Nifty gainers apart from Axis Bank were most of the metal and mining stocks. Hindalco, Vedanta and Tata Steel were among the gainers.
In Samvat 2072, the sensex closed higher as private sector banking stocks surge.