Vishwakarma Puja is the celebration of Hindu god, Vishwakarma. The meaning of Vishwakarma is ‘ the divine architect of the gods in contemporary Hinduism’. Vishwakarma Day celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Vishwakarma.
Every year Vishwakarma Puja is observed on 16 or 17 September according to the Gregorian calendar. The day is calculated on Bisuddha Siddhanta. The East Indian states such as Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand, celebrate Vishwakarma Puja as Biswakarma Puja.
This day is marked as one of the most important days for craftsmen and artisans across the nation. The festival is celebrated after Diwali in Bihar and in few other northern states.
Vishwakarma Puja Date 2022: Vishwakarma Puja 2022 will be celebrated 17 September this year
History of Vishwakarma Puja
According to Hindu beliefs, Lord Vishwakarma built Dwarka where Lord Krishna (incarnation of Lord Vishnu) ruled. It is a popular belief that he is the originator of Sthapatya Veda(the science of architecture and mechanics).
Lord Vishwakarma was the son of Vastu Dev and Goddess Angisri. According to many Hindu Legends Lord Vishwakarma is also known for creating Ravana’s Pushpaka Vimana, Lord Shiva’s Trishul, Indra’s Vajra (thunderbolt), the Pandavas Maya Sabha, and Lord Vishnu’s Sudarshana Chakra.
Lord Vishwakarma is also credited for building the very famous Jagannath temple in Puri.
Significance of Vishwakarma Puja
People who are craftsmen or artisans celebrate this day with full joy and fervor. People worship pictures of Lord Vishwakarma in their factories and shops. On this day, workers pray to Lord Vishwakarma for the safety of their livelihoods and worship their tools.
On the day of Vishwakarma Puja, workers pray for the flawless operation of equipment and refrain from using their tools. The day is majorly celebrated in states such as West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Tripura, Bihar, and Jharkhand in the eastern region of the country. The People of Nepal, also celebrate Vishwakarma Puja.