Vishwakarma Puja is a festival dedicated to Lord Vishwakarma, who according to the Hindu mythology is the Lord of Creation and the Principal Universal Architect who designed the divine architecture of the entire universe – the heaven and the earth. With his representation – sitting on the back of his elephant, and holding a water pot, the Vedas, a noose and craftsmen’s tools in each of his four hands, he is highly regarded as the Patron God of all workers and professionals. It is believed that it was he who revealed the mysteries of sciences of the industry to mankind and therefore, is revered as the supreme worker with excellence in craftsmanship.
Celebration Of Vishwakarma Puja:
Vishwakarma is known as the divine engineer and main architect of the universe. He is worshipped by the engineering community and professionals too. Workforce in the offices and workshops worship their instruments and tools which are used in their profession in front of Lord Vishwakarma. This is known as the Vishwakarma Puja. It is celebrated in the month of September by all artists, weavers, craftsman and industrial houses. This day is observed on the Kanya Sankranti Day which is followed by the Ganesh Chaturthi. Vishwakarma Puja is also done after Diwali.
Vishwakarma Day is mostly celebrated with complete enthusiasm in offices, workshops and factories in the industrial areas. Workshops in various factories have a festive look on this day and are decorated beautifully with Pandals which contain the deities and images of Lord Vishwakarma and his faithful elephant.