Vishwakarma Jayanti Puja also known as Biswakarma Puja is celebrated every year in the month of September and this year the preparations are in full swing to celebrate it on September 17th. This puja is an important event for the people of Orissa, West Bengal and other Eastern parts of India. This is also known by the name of Vishwakarma Jayanti or Vishwakarma Puja or Biswakarma Puja or Biswa Karma too.
This puja is dedicated to Biswakarma who is believed to be the divine architect of the universe believed by Hindu community. Vishwakarma Puja falls on the last day of the Bengali calender month Bhadra which is also named as Bhadra Sankranti or Kanya Sankranti.The name Vishwakarma is the another name used for Brahma. The story of the universe was being created by him from the navel mirrors of Lord Vishwakarma which showed that Brahma created the universe.
Then this name of Brahma was also used for other gods too. He is considered the architect of the universe in the Puranas and in the Hindu chronology as well. He is also known for building the heaven and then the city of Gold that is known as Lanka which was ruled by Ravana and diminished by Hanuman. This puja is done by the owners of shops, factories, offices and other professional establishments that are organised at their workplaces. The workplaces are decorated with flowers and lord elephant is worshipped. This festival unites owners and labourers as they have meals together.