Vishwakarma Pooja is celebrated on 17th September, every year. This Hindu Festival is popularly celebrated among engineers, architects, artisans, carpenters, mechanics, factory workers etc, who worship Lord Vishwakarma, the God of architecture.
The festival marks the birth of the Hindu God, Vishwakarma, who is considered as the ‘architect of Gods’ and ‘the architect of the universe’. In different parts of India, Vishwakarma Pooja is known by different names, like Vishwakarma Jayanti, Biswakarma Pooja, and Biswa Karma Pooja. As per the Puranas, Vishwakarma was the divine architect who designed Heaven (Swarga), Lanka, Hastinapur and Indraprastha.
The son of the creator, Lord Brahma, and the official architect of all the Palaces where the Gods reside, Vishwakarma is also believed to have designed all the flying chariots and weapons of the Gods.
This is why Vishwakarma is known as the God of Architecture, and to celebrate Vishwakarma Jayanti, workers and laborers observe the Vishwakarma Pooja with great zeal.