India is a country of festivals. Life is a celebration and with this perception, there are many festivals throughout the year. One of these festivals is Vishwakarma Puja (Vishwakarma Puja). This festival is celebrated every year on September 17. It is believed that on this day the creation of God Vishwakarma was born. Vishwakarma is worshiped as Devshalpi, that is, the architect of the Gods. It is believed that he had built palaces, weapons, and buildings for the gods. Most of the offices are closed on the occasion of Vishwakarma Puja and many such programs are organized. During this, there is a law to worship tools, machines, and shops.
Importance of Vishwakarma Puja
Lord Vishwakarma’s birthday is known as Vishwakarma Puja, Vishwakarma Day or Vishwakarma Jayanti. This festival has special significance in Hindu religion. It is believed that Lord Vishwakarma was born on this day as the seventh Dharmaputra of Brahma, the creator of creation. Lord Vishwakarma is called ‘the architect of the Gods’, ‘God of Vastu Shastra’, ‘First Engineer’, ‘Engineer of the Gods’ and ‘God of Machine’.
It is extremely important to have craft knowledge for social, economic and cultural development. If craft knowledge is necessary then the importance of the worship of Vishwakarma, the god of craft, also increases. It is believed that after worshiping Vishwakarma, there is a quadruple increase in business day and night.
How is Vishwakarma Pooja celebrated in India?
Vishwakarma Day is celebrated especially in the offices and factories. Those who are involved in engineering, architecture, painting, welding and the work of machines, they celebrate this day with great enthusiasm. On this day machines, offices and factories are cleaned up. Also, Vishwakarma statues are decorated. People in the houses worship their cars, computers, laptop, and other machines. Aarti is performed after worshiping Lord Vishwakarma or statue of God in the temple. In the end, Prasad is being distributed.