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How Can Be Celebrate Vishwakarma Puja

Vishwakarma Puja or Vishwakarma Jayanti is an important festival for people of Hindu community to honour and celebrate Lord Vishwakarma, who is regarded as the Lord of creation.
Hindu scriptures say that Lord Vishwakarma was born during the blessed Magh Shukla Trayodashi, because of which he is considered to be an incorporation of Lord Shiva.

Vishwakarma is known as the world's first architect and engineer, who helped build a lot of structures and laid the foundation stone when the universe was developing. It is also said that Lord Vishwakarma is the one who created heaven, Dwapar, and even Hastinapur.

Before starting or inaugurating a factory, Lord Vishwakarma is always worshipped. Hence, the day has special significance for those in the line of manufacturing and machine industry. Artists, craftsmen, industrialists, businessmen, and factory owners and operators pay special regard and hold a puja in their specific work premises. It is believed that worshiping Lord Vishwakarma increases business.

The day is celebrated largely in states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Karnataka. Vishwakarma Jayanti will be celebrated on September 17, which falls on a Tuesday.

If you are a businessman planning to celebrate and honour Lord Vishwakarma.

Vishwakarma Puja or Vishwakarma Jayanti is observed in reverence to Lord Vishwakarma, the divine architect. He is believed to have constructed the holy city of Dwarka, as well as, the Palace of Illusions or Maya Sabha for the Pandavas. He finds mention in Rig Veda and is credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanic and architecture.

In fact, Lord Vishwakarma created the King of God Indra's Vajra as well.

Falling on Kanya Sankranti of the Hindu calendar, it is generally celebrated on September 17 every year. The eastern states of the country like West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Tripura and Assam observe the day, while Nepal too celebrates it.

The festival is mainly observed in factories and industrial areas as well as by artisans, craftsman, mechanism and welders among others. Vishwakarma is celebrated on the last day of Bengali Bhadra month.

As per Drik Panchang, the Vishwakarma Puja Sankranti moment on September 17 falls on 1:19 pm.
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On Vishwakarma Puja, devotees worship the Lord as well as his vahan, the elephant. Workers also worship their tools on this day and shops and factories usually remain close. 
On the day of Vishwakarma Puja, the idol of the divine architect is placed in decorated marquees or on raised platforms in shops and factory floors, where the puja rituals take place. Often family members of the workers too participate in the festivities. Following the puja, a gourmet community feast is prepared which is then eaten by workers and their families.
 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.

The statue of Lord Vishwakarma is installed at the workplace.  Some people worship their machinery as a personification of Lord Vishwakarma. At many places, Yajna is also organized to celebrate the day. 

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.

On this day the craftsmen worship their tools and don’t use them, they pray to Vishwakarma for success in their fields. They also take the day off and lunches are organized for them. Idols and statues of Vishwakarma are made especially for this day, and devotees gather around and perform the puja.

The festival is celebrated every year in September or October, on the last day of Bhado, a month in the Hindu solar calendar. On this day the sun god leaves the Simha rashi (Leo) and enters Kanya rashi (Virgo), which is why this day is also known as Kanya Sankranti Diwas.