About Vishwakarma Day
|Main Attraction||The Puja and worship of Lord Vishwakarma along with the tools and instruments of workers.|
Vishwakarma is known as the divine engineer and main architect of the universe. He is worshipped by the engineering community and professionals too. Workforce in the offices and workshops worship their instruments and tools which are used in their profession in front of Lord Vishwakarma. This is known as the Vishwakarma Puja. It is celebrated in the month of September by all artists, weavers, craftsman and industrial houses. This day is observed on the Kanya Sankranti Day which is followed by the Ganesh Chaturthi. Vishwakarma Puja is also done after Diwali.
According to mythology, Lord Vishwakarma created the entire universe, heaven and earth. He is credited for creating weapons used in the mythological era, including the sacred weapon 'Vajra' of Lord Indra, which he made from the bones of sage Dadhichi. He is considered as the highest worker, with quality and excellence in craftsmanship. He is depicted in pictures as having four hands, carrying a book, a water-pot, a noose and craftsman's tools.
Vishwakarma Day is mostly celebrated with complete enthusiasm in offices, workshops and factories in the industrial areas. Workshops in various factories have a festive look on this day and are decorated beautifully with Pandals which contain the deities and images of Lord Vishwakarma and his faithful elephant.
Industrial towns come alive with festivities and some factories also declare their annual bonus on this day. Puja Pandals are generally erected within factory premises and employees along with family members come together to spend the day with prayers and rituals, which is followed by the distribution of 'Prasad'. A feast is cooked and everyone takes lunch together. Kite flying competitions are also part of the festivities.
Last Updated on : January 3, 2014