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Why Do Indians Gift Money In The Amounts Like 101, 501, etc.? Here's The Logic Behind Adding That Extra Rupee To Gift Money

Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Jan 19, 2017, 02:29 PM IST

Is it logical to add one extra rupee to a gift money (101, 501, etc.) or is it just an old tradition which is being followed blindly during auspicious occasion? Let's check out.
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    Why Is One Rupee Added To Gift Money?
    In India, it is common to gift money for weddings and other auspicious occassions. We have generally seen our elders giving money in the sum of 51, 101, 501, 2001, etc. A one ruppee coin or note is always added to the basic some of money. So, is it logical to add one rupee to a sum or just an old tradition which is followed blindly during auspicious occasions like marriage, birthdays, anniversary etc.? Let's check out.
    Giving a sum which is odd for example 501 (or X+1), you make the entire amount undivisible. This amount is especially given to a married couple, and considered to bring luck as just like the amount, the couple remains indivisible.
    Also, if one rupee is not added, to the amount will end in zero (50, 500, or 2000) and zero denotes and end. So this is avoided.
    Click on to know the other reasons...
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    Money envelopes
    In India, it is common to gift money for weddings and other auspicious occassions. We have generally seen our elders giving money in the sum of 51, 101, 501, 2001, etc. A one ruppee coin or note is always added to the basic some of money. So, is it logical to add one rupee to a sum or just an old tradition which is followed blindly during auspicious occasions like marriage, birthdays, anniversary etc.? Let's check out.
    Giving a sum which is odd for example 501 (or X+1), you make the entire amount undivisible. This amount is especially given to a married couple, and considered to bring luck as just like the amount, the couple remains indivisible.
    Also, if one rupee is not added, to the amount will end in zero (50, 500, or 2000) and zero denotes and end. So this is avoided.
    Click on to know the other reasons...
  • New Tradition? May be!
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    New Tradition? May be!
    In India, it is common to gift money for weddings and other auspicious occassions. We have generally seen our elders giving money in the sum of 51, 101, 501, 2001, etc. A one ruppee coin or note is always added to the basic some of money. So, is it logical to add one rupee to a sum or just an old tradition which is followed blindly during auspicious occasions like marriage, birthdays, anniversary etc.? Let's check out.
    Giving a sum which is odd for example 501 (or X+1), you make the entire amount undivisible. This amount is especially given to a married couple, and considered to bring luck as just like the amount, the couple remains indivisible.
    Also, if one rupee is not added, to the amount will end in zero (50, 500, or 2000) and zero denotes and end. So this is avoided.
    Click on to know the other reasons...

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