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Vishwakarma Puja celebrates the birth anniversary of the Hindu god of architect Vishwakarma. It is performed every year on Kanya Sankranti. This Puja is also known as Vishwakarma Jayanti and Vishwakarma day. It is also celebrated a day after Diwali, along with Govardhan Puja. Vishwakarma Jayanti is of great significance among architects and builders as Lord Vishwakarma is famed as the Lord of the Architecture among his Hindu followers. He is considered to
be the architect, divine engineer of the universe from before the advent of time.
2018: Monday, 17 September
2019: Tuesday, 17 September
2020: Wednesday, 16 September
2021: Friday, 17 September
2022: Saturday, 17 September
According to an established belief, the auspicious time of worshiping Lord Vishwakarma Shubh Muhurat (auspicious puja time) is basically decided and dependent on the basis of the transit of the sun. The reason behind this is that all the festivals celebrated in India are determined according to the lunar calendar, while the date of Vishwakarma worship is done by examining/ looking at the sun.
According to a legend, Lord Vishnu appeared in the ocean at the beginning of the creation of the world. Lord Brahma was visible from the navel lotus of Vishnu. Then Dharma appears as the son of Lord Brahma. Dharma had seven sons; his seventh son was named 'Vastu', who was full of art of craftsmanship. After the marriage of Vastu, they had a son named Vishwakarma, who became a unique master of architecture.
Vishwakarma is the presiding deity of all craftsmen and architects. He is also an originator of numerous historical cities and inventor of many useful weapons. Vishwakarma is considered as swayambhu and creator of the world. He constructed the holy city of Dwarka where Krishna ruled, the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas, and was the creator of many fabulous weapons for the gods. He is also the architect of the mythical city Lanka and is also said to have made the great image of Jagannatha at Puri. He is called the divine carpenter, is mentioned in the Rig Veda, and is credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture.
While performing the Vishwakarma Puja with suitable puja rituals, and Aarti is chanted along with mantras especially,
‘Om Aadhaar Shaktapey Namaha’
‘Om Kumayi Namaha’
‘Om Anantam Namaha’
- Hindu ancient texts depict that He was born out while churning ocean/sea during the Samudra Manthan. Therefore, worshipping this valued Godhead is deemed to be very opportune for professionals including workers, builders, constructors and architectures in machinery factories, industries, and other mechanic workshops.
- Lord bestows his followers with immense talent and professionalism and blesses them with utter skills and virtuosity to gain craftsmanship.
- Well-known as the surpassing carpenter, Vishwakarma God was extremely trained to do tasks related to carpeting, He is a great example for the enthusiast who involves themselves in these magnificent works and wants to accomplish their profession by great effort and courage.
- People who all are involved in engineering, craftsmen and the technical department also venerate Lord Vishwakarma along with machines and tools, they use.
Vishwakarma Puja or Vishwakarma Jayanti is greatly admired among the fervent devotees across the country and more enthusiastically in the Indian states of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Assam, West Bengal, and Tripura.