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Vishwakarma Puja Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishwakarma_Puja

Vishwakarma Puja
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Vishwakarma idol
Official nameVishwakarma Jayanthi
Also calledVishwakarma Puja
Observed byKerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Punjab, Tripura, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Assam, Nepal
TypeHinduism
SignificanceBirth of Lord Vishwakarma
CelebrationsBirth of Lord Vishwakarma
Begins17 September
Ends18 September
DateKanya Sankranti; Last day of the Bhadra month of the Hindu calendar[1][2]
(16/17 September)
2021 date17 September
2022 date17 September
FrequencyAnnual

Vishwakarma Jayanti is a day of celebration for Vishwakarma, a Hindu god, the divine architect.[3] He is considered as swayambhu and creator of the world. He constructed the holy city of Dwarka where Krishna ruled, the palace of Indraprastha for the Pandavas, and was the creator of many fabulous weapons for the gods. He is also called the divine carpenter, is mentioned in the Rig Veda, and is credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture.[4]

About[edit]

According to sacred Hindu tradition, Vishwakarma is known as the Divine Engineer of the world.[5] Like every other God, Vishwakarma is assigned a day that is his birthday or Jayanti that is Vishwakarma Jayanti. Since he is known as the original creator of the world, he existed a few days before he created the world. Vishwakarma had five Sons and two Daughters. Names of sons – Mannu, Maidev, Tavashta, Shilpi and Devagya. The divine craftsman Vishwakarma is the presiding deity of all craftsmen and architects. Son of Brahma, he is the divine craftsman of the whole universe, and the official builder of all the gods' palaces.[6]

Celebrations[edit]

It falls on 'Kanya Sankranti' of Hindu Calendar.[1][2] It is generally celebrated every year on Gregorian calendar date between 16 to 18 September which is on the last day of the Indian Bhado month, in Solar calendar. Solar Calendar observed by states such as Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Odisha, and Tripura. The festival is also celebrated in Nepal. Haldia an industrial area in West Bengal is famous for Vishwakarma Puja.

On the day[edit]

The festival is observed primarily in factories and industrial areas, often on the shop floor. As a mark of reverence the day of worship is marked not only by the engineering and architectural community but by artisans, craftsmen, mechanics, smiths, welders, industrial workers, factory workers and others. They pray for a better future, safe working conditions and, above all, success in their respective fields. Workers also pray for the smooth functioning of various machines.

Vishwakarma puja is also celebrated a day after Diwali, along with Govardhan Puja in October–November.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "विश्वकर्मा पूजा: जानें महत्व और जन्म की कहानी". Aajtak. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "All About Lord Vishwakarma and Vishwakarma Puja". Hind Utsav. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  3. ^ Melton, J. Gordon (13 September 2011). Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations. ABC-CLIO. pp. 908–. ISBN 978-1-59884-205-0.
  4. ^ "Vishwakarma Puja 2021 : विश्वकर्मा पूजा आज, जानिए पूजा विधि, महत्व और कथा". Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Vishwakarma Puja 2021 [Hindi]: विश्वकर्मा नही, पूर्ण ब्रह्म कविर्देव हैं विश्व के रचयिता". SA News Channel. 17 September 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Vishwakarma Puja 2021: Date, timing, significance, and all you need to know about Vishwakarma Jayanti". Firstpost. 17 September 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  7. ^ Shobna Gupta (2010). Festivals Of India. Har-Anand Publications. pp. 84–. ISBN 978-81-241-1277-9.