Every year on September 17, Vishwakarma Puja is predominantly celebrated in the Indian states of Karnataka, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Tripura. This day is dedicated to Lord Vishwakarma, also known as Biswakarm. On this day, devotees perform Vishwakarma puja at their commercial setups, workstations, factories, and offices.
Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated to honour the birth of Lord Vishwakarma, the architect. In Rig Veda, he is known as the architect of the world with knowledge of the science of mechanics and architecture.
As per legend, he built the holy city of Dwarka, where Lord Krishna ruled, and also the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas. Lord Vishwakarma is also known as the creator of many magnificent weapons for the Gods.
Vishwakarma Puja 2022: Date
Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated to honour the day Lord Vishwakarma came into being which is Kanya Sankranti day (a day when the Sun migrates to the Kanya Rashi/Virgo). This year also, devotees shall celebrate the festival on September 17.
The Vishwakarma Puja 2022 Shubh Muhurat is at 7:36 am this year.
Vishwakarma Puja 2022: Significance
On September 17 every year, devotees organise a puja at their factories and industrial areas. On this day, factory and shop owners conduct puja to seek blessing for excellence in their field. All the electronic devices are worshipped on this day.
Vishwakarma Puja 2022: Puja Vidhi
The statue of Lord Vishwakarma is installed at the workplace. Some people worship their machinery as a personification of Lord Vishwakarma. In many places, Yajna is also organised to celebrate the day.
How do people celebrate Vishwakarma Puja?
People usually have a bath before the puja. After remembering Lord Vishnu in their mind, they keep Lord Vishwakarma’s statue or portrait on a platform. As part of the tradition, a flower is taken in the right hand. Following this, an Akshat (holy water) is taken and chants are recited. Sprinkle the Akshat all around the room and leave the flower in the water.
People tie a Raksha Sutra or the holy thread on their right hand and remember Lord Vishwakarma. After the puja, offer water, the flower, and sweets to the machinery. Carry out the Yajna to complete the Puja.