India is an abode to various culture, sects, dialects, and religions. Since ancient times we have had evidence of numerous rituals and customs in sync with our varied culture and traditions. For every region in our country, we have their own costumes, a staple food, dialects, customs, and rituals and for many more ages to come. We shall continue in our trend to have variety and diversity all through our country.
Vishwakarma Day is one of the auspicious festivals, dedicated to Lord Vishwakarma who is regarded as the divine engineer and architect of the universe. The day of Vishwakarma Jayanti or Vishwakarma Puja is a day when the Hindu god Vishwakarma is widely celebrated. Vishwakarma is a divine architect who is considered the creator of the world. Generally, the festival is celebrated in September or October mostly in Indian states such as Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura, Bihar, and Odisha. The day is celebrated with a lot of fervor in industrial areas especially.
As with other Gods, Vishwakarma is honored on his birthday. The problem is that since Vishwakarma is the original creator of the world as it is illogical to say he was born on a particular day. Nevertheless, Vishwakarma Pooja provides an opportunity to celebrate this important deity.
History significance of Vishwakarma Puja
According to Hindu tradition, Vishwakarma is known as the creator of the universe. Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated mostly by engineers, industrial workers, artistic weavers, and craftsmen. Professionals from the architecture industry also pay their respects and prayers to Lord Vishwakarma. Craftsmen believe that the creation of their tools was due to Vishwakarma, which is why on this day they worship their tools.
How this festival is celebrated?
In India, Vishwakarma Puja is a major holiday for engineers, machinists, laborers, craftsmen, carpenters and industrial workers. The day is devoted to worshipping of machines and tools which are otherwise used day in day out by the craftsmen and mechanics.
Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated as a progressive day. And the machines and tools are worshipped to harbor the prosperity of the business and are put to rest on this day for smooth functioning in the long run. This Puja is done on this day is considered auspicious for praying growth and success of the business.
On this day, people worship Lord Vishwakarma along with tools and instruments that they use in daily for work. In Kerala is considered a community that is very distinctive in terms of its own culture and traditions. Right from its cultural divisions to its ceremonial rituals.
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Vishwakarma puja by Astrologer Amit