According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Vishwakarma is called the God of Creation and the son of Vastu Dev and Goddess Angisri. Mythology says Lord Viswakarma helped Brahma in creating the Universe. He is considered the divine architect for the entire universe and created many luxurious palaces, weapons for all Gods. The lord engineered the holy city of Dwarka for Lord Krishna’s ruling, Hastinapur, towns of Indraprastha, and Sone Ki Lanka.
Vishwakarma Jayanti, his birth anniversary is celebrated every year. It is grandly celebrated in West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, and even in Nepal. Bhadra Sankranti’ (or) Kanya Sankranti’ are the other names of it. Based on “Bisuddha sidhanta” Vishwakarma puja is celebrated. Architects, Craftsmen, and Engineers intensely worship the lord with their tools to respect the day. Welders, Mechanics, Industrial workers, Smiths rest their tools on the day and worship Lord for their huge success in career.
When talking about vishwakarma puja, its significance hits our memories. Mainly all shops, industries, and factories observe this day. During the day, workers refrain from their regular tools and worship for a good, bright future along with safe working conditions. The smooth functioning of machines is also requested to the lord. The significance of vishwakarma Jayanti is considered as a resolution period for all the craftsmen and workers to improve their productivity. Also, it is treated as a time for gaining inspiration from the lord to create new things and think of new ideas. Vishwakarma puja is also celebrated next to Diwali, along with Govardhan puja.
How to do Vishwakarma Puja at Home & Workplace?
At present days, knowing the significance of vishwakarma, many people started doing it. This Puja is performed either by a couple of individuals on the land where the business is planned to set up. To get the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma and ensure success throughout the business, the Puja is done. The workplace is decorated with flowers; the photo or Idol of Lord is installed with the Yantra. Thus, Puja begins by offering flowers and chanting mantras. Once Puja is over, laborers get blessings from the lord. Eventually, Puja Prasad is distributed to all. Thus, Vishwakarma Jayanti is celebrated at workplaces.
Performing Puja at Home as follows:
- The person/s who performs this Puja should wake up in the early morning, clean the body and the house.
- Dress the Idol in flowers, pure clothes, and jewelries.
- Place the tools or machines in front of the altar in the Puja room
- Try to be in deep meditation and concentrate the Yantra placed at the centre point, chant vishwakarma puja mantra “Om Shri Srishtanaya Sarvasiddhaya Vishwakarmaaya Namo Namah”
- Apply sandalwood tilak on the Yantra, idols, and tools.
- Apply vermillion on the idols, photographs of the deity
- Singing songs on him, taking aarti and chanting mantra shall be followed
- Burn incense sticks and light ghee lamp at the altar.
- Offer flowers, akshat and place the Kalash near the idol
- Sprinkle akshat and water using flower petals all over the house
- Tie Mauli on the right-hand wrist of the people joined in the Puja
- Offer Prasad to deities first and distribute to all friends and family members
Once, the Puja is over, remove the Yantra from the altar and place it at your workplace or Puja room at home. It is believed that the Yantra has the potential of attracting cosmic energies and push off negative powers from your place. Yagya puja is also performed on the same days that ensures all kinds of wealth and health.
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Vishwakarma Puja Benefits
Performing puja for this “Devashilpi” helps the performer to please the deity and get the lord blessings for a wealthy and happy life. It bestows a successful professional life for the performer. The puja makes sure the smooth functioning of tools and modern machines provide the safest working condition. And, supports immensely to overcome obstacles one may face in career/workplace.
Vishwakarma Puja mostly falls on September / October of every year as per the Gregorian calendar because it is calculated based on the Solar calendar whereas other festivals are celebrated based on the Lunar Calendar. Vishwakarma puja date 2021 falls on September 17th at 1.29 AM.
If you are interested to perform the puja and doubting when is vishwakarma puja, do not neglect to speak out with an astrologer / prohit. They will help you certainly to know the puja’s right time and date to perform perfectly.
We hope that you will also be interested to celebrate this fortunate festival. As now you get to know more about the puja, you can able to perform all the rituals in the right way… Chant the mantra to attain the blessed life.
“ Om Aadhar Shaktapey Namh, Om Kumayi Namaha, Om Anantnam Namah, Prithviyayi Namah ||