Vishwakarma Puja 2010 or Bishwakarma Pooja or Vishwakarmaji Jayanti is mainly observed in eastern parts of India – West Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa and Tripura. Vishvakarma (creator of architecture) is the Hindu presiding deity of all craftsmen and architects. He is the “Principal Universal Architect”, the architect who fabricated and designed the divine architecture of the Universe , the Lord of Creation.
Legend behind Vishwakarma:According to Hindu scriptures Vishwakarma designed the triloka, the tripartite universe consisting of the Heavenly realm and worlds, the Mortal realm and worlds and the Netherworldly realm and worlds. Vishwakarma is also credited for creating the missiles used in the mythological era, including the Vajra the sacred weapon of Lord Indra from the ribs of the sage Dadhichi.
He is regarded as the supreme power according to Rig Veda, the very essence of excellence and quality in creation. In the state of Bengal it is celebrated much before Dushhera which falls roughly in or around in the month of September.
Vishwakarma Puja 2010:Vishwakarma is known as the divine engineer of the world. As a mark of reverence he is not only worshipped by the engineering and architectural community but also by all professionals. It is customary for craftsmen to worship their tools in His name.
As a mark of Vishwakarma festival Vishwakarmaji is worshipped by Artisans, craftsmen, Weavers, mechanics, smiths, welders, industrial workers, factory workers and workers on this day for success in their respective fields. On VishwakarmaPooja it is customary to place special statues, pictures of Lord Vishwakarma in every workplaces and factories. All workers gather in one common place and perform the Vishwakarma pooja/ puja 2010.
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