Vishwakarma Puja also known as Bishwakarma Diwas (Vishwakarma Jayanthi) is a day dedicated to worship of God Vishwakarma who according to Hindu mythology is considered to be the Lord of Creation and the Principal Universal Architect who designed the divine architecture of the entire universe – the heaven and the earth.
Vishwakarma is the seventh son of Brahma.
Vishwakarma is also known for creating weapons for wars. He is known to have created the weapon called “Vajra” or “Vajrayudh” from the bones of Sage Dadhichi.
Lord Vishwakarma is known to be the best worker. He was dear to Gods for his craftsmanship. Lord Vishwakarma is known to have created the towns of Hastinapur and Dwarka. Most important creation of Vishwakarma was Lanka, which was known as “sone ki Lanka”.
The Puja has a great relevance. Construction is basic to human life. From time immemorial people are engaged in construction work to make their life easy. Even in the modern day where technology has taken over, the work starts only after worshiping the God of construction, ‘Vishwakarma’.
Vishwakarma Puja is performed every year on the Kanya Sankranti day.
Vishwakarma Puja Date in 2016 :
In 2016, Vishwakarma Puja will be performed on 16th September 2016.
Vishwakarma Puja Process & Celebrations :
Bishwakarma Diwas is celebrated mainly in industrial towns of Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand, West bengal, Orissa, Assam, Tripura and some ofther North Eastern States.
During the Vishwakarma Puja, factories, companies and industries using machinery and other tools perform religious rituals.
The Vishwakarma Puja is of great importance to people who are engaged in creating physical infrastructure. For example roads, buildings, engineering works, equipments of any sort, etc. All such work is started after the performance of Vishwakarma Puja and every year the Puja is conducted to revere the God of construction.
The Vishwakarma Puja is mostly held in the offices, workshops and factories in the industrial area. The shops and offices are decorated on the festival day.
Deity is offered ‘naivedya and after the puja ‘naivedya is distributed as ‘Prasad.
People also fly colourful kites are flown all over the sky on Vishwakarma Pooja Day.
Note : Vishwakarma Puja is also performed on the next day of deepawali.