GUWAHATI: Lord Vishwakarma is hailed as the engineer of the Gods, and he is one of the deities who finds a mention in the Rig Veda. He is said to have come into being on Kanya Sankranti day (a day when the Sun migrates to the Kanya/Virgo sign). Therefore, the date of Vishwakarma puja more or less remains the same every year as per the Gregorian calendar. Architects, carpenters, engineers, technicians, mechanics and sculptors worship him and, therefore, special pujas or organised at factories, mills and workshops to honour the designer of the Universe. Read on to know the Vishwakarma Puja 2021 date, timings and significance.
First, know more about Lord Vishwakarma.
Who is Lord Vishwakarma?
Lord Vishwakarma is celebrated as an engineer/carpenter/mechanic/architect/sculptor of the Gods. He built Lord Krishna’s Dwarika (which is now said to be submerged in the Arabian Sea), Ravana’s Lanka etc. Moreover, Lord Vishwakarma is also said to have constructed the world-famous Jagannath temple in Puri. Furthermore, Lord Shiva’s Trishul, Lord Vishnu’s Sudarshana Chakra, Ravana’s Pushpak Vimana and Indra’s Vajra (thunderbolt) are also believed to be Vishwakarma’s creations.
Pictorial depiction of Lord Vishwakarma (also referred to as Biswakarma)
He is depicted as a heavily bearded, wise man endowed with four hands. He holds a measuring tape and a scale in his upper right and left hands, a book, and a pot in his lower right and left hands. The dome of his seat has images of several engineering/architectural tools and equipment embossed on it.
Vishwakarma Puja 2021 date
This year, Vishwakarma puja will be celebrated on September 17.
Vishwakarma Puja 2021 Sankranti time
The Vishwakarma Puja Sankranti time 1:29 AM.
Significance of Vishwakarma Puja
Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated in Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
- The rituals are performed in factories and mechanics/ artisans/ technicians/sculptors/carpenters’ workshops. Last but not least, pray for success in their professional/business endeavours.
- On the day of the Puja, technicians/workers worship the deity and their tools/ equipment.
- People seek the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma for success in their business/establishment.
- Workers seek his blessings and pray to him for protecting their workspace from mishaps or any untoward incidents.
- The Puja is also conducted annually to ward off negativities or evil energies from the workspace.