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Vishwakarma Puja – When weapons are worshipped

Posted on October 17, 2011 | FestivalsNo Comment

So how ready are you for Diwali? All set with all the dresses and the gifts purchased. With all the finery and the grandeur of the festival, the Diwali festival or the festival of lights is one of the festivals that people look forward to. But after the festival of Diwali is over, there is another festival that is celebrated with a lot of fervor and enthusiasm and a lot of devotion too – The Vishwakarma Puja. This is the puja that is celebrated in many parts of India and is celebrated on the fourth day of the festival of Diwali. This festival is observed in the Kanya Sankraman day in the Indian states of Bengal and Orissa. In the State of Gujarat, the Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated on the Kartik Shukla Padyami on the first day of the New Year according to the lunar calendar. Also celebrated as Govardhan Puja, it is celebrated as Vishwakarma Puja in some parts of India.

Vishwakarma Puja

Some places of India observe the Vishwakarma Puja on the Kanya Sankranti day on September 17. Vishwakarma is believed to be an architect with divine powers who was born out of the churning of the ocean by the devas and the asuras. This is called the Samudra Manthan in Indian Mythology. This divine architect is one of the 14 divine things that came out of this manthan or churning. This great divine God is believed to have built the Dwaraka city, the holy place of Hindus, the Capital of Krishna’s kingdom, The Maya Sabha of the Pandavas, the heroes of the Indian epic Mahabharata, Ravana’s Lanka Puri and many more. Lord Vishwakarma is also supposed to be the person who created all the divine weapons like the VAjrayuddha for all Gods. So Lord Vishwakarma is prayed for by all the people who are related to laborious activities and other weapons. Vishwakarma Puja is thus celebrated in order to ensure that all our weapons and other tools used for our profession always give us success and prosperity.

Everyone pays a lot of tribute to this God of Engineering and people from all professions, technical or non technical areas worship this Lord. Everyone gathers to offer prayers to Lord Vishwakarma and they pray for a worry free life without any technical snag.

Vishwakarma Puja Vishwakarma Puja

All government employees and other private companies in some states also participate in this festival. Offices like the power sub stations etc also gather and perform the puja changing lot of mantras.

There is a Vishwakarma Sabha which takes out a procession during the Vishwakarma Puja celebration and this passes through the city. Lord Vishwakarma is regarded as the apostle of craftsmanship and skill in India, and the belief is that this was the God who used to be approached whenever anything regarding construction and design was to be discussed. He is believed to have the greatest sense of craftsmanship and aesthetic values. It is said that this God is also believed to have built the temples in ancient times.

Vishwakarma Puja

So this October 27, 2011 pray to Lord Vishwakarma and ensure happiness in your professional life.

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