The BSE 30-share barometer, which had gained 37.25 points in Friday's session, rose 141.73 points, or 0.56 percent, to 25,241.65 with all the sectoral indices, led by consumer durables, capital goods and power, trading in positive zone with gains up to 0.93 percent.
Similarly, the broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty gained 37.05 points, or 0.49 percent, to 7,545.85.
Brokers said that besides a firming trend on other Asian bourses, increased buying by funds and retail investors on hopes of strong reform measures in the forthcoming Union Budget next week, buoyed the trading sentiments.
In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.22 percent, while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.13 percent in the morning trade on Monday.
US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.03 percent higher in Friday's trade.


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