Significance of Vishwakarma Puja
Vishwakarma Jayanti is celebrated across the country. People in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tripura, and Odisha celebrate this occasion with utmost ecstasy. The day marks the birth of the Hindu god Vishwakarma, the architect of the gods, or Dev Shilpi. As per Drik Panchang, Vishwakarma Puja Sankranti will start at 7.23 pm on 16 September this year.
The ‘Bisuddhasidhanta’ gives utmost respect to this occasion. The day is celebrated in the eastern states of India as ‘Biswakarma Puja’. People celebrate it on the last day of the Bengali Bhadra month. They call it ‘Kanya Sankranti’ or ‘Bhadra Sankranti’. People usually celebrate this auspicious occasion on this day with utmost zeal and excitement. They also gift each other idols of Lord Vishwakarma.
Lord Vishwakarma created the whole universe as well as heaven and earth according to Hindu mythology. He also made the holy arms and chariots of all the gods. Engineers, craftsmen, and artisans perform the Vishwakarma puja to please the lords of art and craft.
Vishwakarma is another name for Brahma. The name was used in earlier days. Indeed, the story behind the creation of the universe from Lord Vishwakarma’s navel reflects how Brahma created the universe. Vishwakarma is used for other gods as well. The Hindu chronology and the Puranas say Vishwakarma is regarded as a divine architect. He was the creator of the Heaven (Swarga) and Gold-Lanka. Architects, artisans, and engineers respect him as their god and seek blessings for their craft and trade.
As mentioned earlier, Vishwakarma is the principal architect of the Universe. He is the creator’s son, Brahma, and is the official designer of all the castles in which the gods live. He is the builder of all the Gods’ flying chariots and weapons. Vishwakarma is the God of architecture. So, people celebrate Vishwakarma puja with great zeal on Vishwakarma Jayanti. The staff takes a break from work this day and they worship computers. Vishwakarma puja is a time for all workers and craftsmen to improve their productivity, to receive God’s encouragement to create new things, and to dream about new ideas.
According to legends, the world is born out of the navel of Vishwakarma. This mirrors Brahma’s tale of forming the world. The supreme architect who built Heaven (Swarga), Lanka, Hastinapur, and Indraprastha was Vishwakarma, as per the Puranas. Artisans, mechanics, welders, architects, engineers, and other craftsmen worship Vishwakarma for his success in its industry.
Vishwakarma Puja Ritual
People perform Vishwakarma Puja on the last day of the Bengali Bhadra month. It is also known as ‘Sankranti Bhadra’ or ‘Sankranti Kanya.’ Vishwakarma Jayanti is one of the most significant and auspicious day for craftsmen and artisans. People perform various rituals in their workplaces and temples on this day. Believers hold the puja ingredients along with the idol of Vishwakarma overnight. Clean all the equipment, and sit facing east. Sing mantras. Lit Akhanda Diya and do aarti. People apply turmeric and vermilion to the Vishwakarma Jayanti-worshipped machines. This will bring good luck.
The workers seek the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma. The next day, is the ideal is immersed in the sea. On Vishwakarma puja Day, kite flying is also a celebration in many Indian states such as Bihar and West Bengal. A sight of hundreds of kites flying in the sky is common. It is a season of celebration and joy. People even organize several kite festivals on this occasion.
Mantra and Shloka
|| Om Aadhar Shaktapey Namh
Om Kumayi Namaha
Om Anantnam Namah
Prithviyayi Namah ||
Vishwakarma Puja Meaning and Benefits:
- To achieve career success
- To meet mobile asset wishes
- For the purchase of a house or office.
- To attain Lord Vishwakarma’s eternal blessing
- To build a positive home or office environment
- Healthy working climate
- To increase job efficiency
- Removing negativities that have delayed work
How to celebrate Vishwakarma Day
In their workplaces, owners of stores, warehouses, offices, and other skilled establishments usually organize pujas. People adorn these places exquisitely with flowers. Worshipping the elephant Lord Vishwakarma’s ‘Vahan’ (vehicle) is a ritual. His deity is in decorative pandals to perform big puja ceremonies.
Distribution of prasad (blessed rice) among all the workers after the ceremonies is also a ritual. Those who own the factories worship the instruments, as they get daily bread from their instruments. This festival unites the owners and laborers of factories as they all have meals together.
People mount yantras prosperity at their place of work. Yantras can draw celestial energies and push the destructive ones away. On this day too, one can perform a Yagya puja. It guarantees one’s overall business prosperity.
We hope that you will also celebrate this auspicious festival in all its glory. And now that you know more about it, you will be able to perform all the rituals in a much better manner.