Vishwakarma Puja | The Divine Architect
The Hindu festival of Vishwakarma Puja, also known as Vishwakarma Jayanti is the celebration of the Hindu god, Vishwakarma, who is considered by Hindus to be the creator of the world, the divine architect and swayambhu, which means created by one’s own accord or self-existent.
People associated with most industrial units, big and small, worship Lord Vishwakarma, the god of machines, tools, designs and all things used to build anything – from dams, to houses, locomotives and computers. Offices and factories remain closed on Vishwakarma Puja as the space and the machines are cleaned for puja.
On this auspicious day, workers in factories gather and pray for safe working conditions and success in their respective fields. According to the scriptures, Lord Vishwakarma is considered the divine architect and engineer who built the abodes of other gods.
The god of machines, tools, designs and all things used to build anything – from dams, to houses, locomotives and computers.
Vishwakarma, the son of Lord Brahma, is known to have created many wondrous weapons for the Gods; he also constructed the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas and Lord Krishna’s holy kingdom of Dwarka.
Vishwakarma, who is also mentioned in the Rig Veda, is referred to as the divine carpenter, and this day is celebrated with much fervour by the communities of factory workers, architects, labourers, craftsmen, mechanics, among other skilled labourers. In fact the workplaces and factories of such skilled labourers are also adorned with pictures and idols of Vishwakarma.