Lord Vishwakarma is known as the God’s Engineer, and he is one of the deities mentioned in the Rig Veda. On Kanya Sankranti (the day when the Sun enters the Kanya/Virgo sign), he is claimed to have been born. As a result, according to the Gregorian calendar, the date of Vishwakarma puja is nearly the same every year. Architects, carpenters, engineers, technologists, mechanics, and sculptors revere him, and special pujas are held in factories, mills, and workshops to honour the Universe’s designer. Continue reading to learn about the Vishwakarma Puja date, timings, and importance in the year 2021.
Lord Vishwakarma is revered as a God’s engineer, carpenter, mechanic, architect, and sculptor. He constructed Lord Krishna’s Dwarika (now reported to be drowned in the Arabian Sea), Ravana’s Lanka, and other structures. Lord Vishwakarma is also credited with the construction of Puri’s world-famous Jagannath temple. Vishwakarma is also said to have created Lord Shiva’s Trishul, Lord Vishnu’s Sudarshana Chakra, Ravana’s Pushpak Vimana, and Indra’s Vajra (thunderbolt).
He is shown as a knowledgeable guy with four hands who is deeply bearded. In his upper right and left hands, he holds a measuring tape and a scale, while in his lower right and left hands, he carries a book and a pot. The dome of his seat is engraved with representations of various engineering/architectural instruments and equipment.
Date of Vishwakarma Puja in 2021
Vishwakarma puja will be held on September 17 this year.
Vishwakarma Puja’s Importance
Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka all celebrate Vishwakarma Puja.
The rituals are carried out at factories and the workshops of mechanics, artisans, technologists, sculptors, and carpenters. Finally, wish them well in their professional and business endeavours.
Technicians/workers worship the deity and their tools/equipment on the day of the Puja.