Vishwakarma Puja: Know Its Date, Significance, And Rituals Here!

Mon, Sep 12, 2022
Team Astroyogi   By Team Astroyogi
Mon, Sep 12, 2022
Team Astroyogi   By Team Astroyogi
Vishwakarma Puja: Know Its Date, Significance, And Rituals Here!

Vishwakarma Puja, Vishwakarma Divas, or Vishwakarma Jayanti, is devoted to the divine Lord Vishwakarma. This holy day holds great significance for the devotees who celebrate the day with great reverence. By reading here, you can find out about Vishwakarma Puja and the auspicious date and timings.

Vishwakarma Puja is dedicated to Lord Vishwakarma, who is known as the divine architect or designer of the world. The auspicious occasion of Vishwakarma Pooja is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Vishwakarma every year. Vishwakarma Puja is the most auspicious day for craftsmen and artisans across the nation.

Vishwakarma Puja Date And Time That You Should Know

Vishwakarma Puja falls on the day of Kanya Sankranti or Kanya Sankramanam, and as per the Gregorian calendar, it usually falls on the 16th or 17th of September. In India, it is a restricted holiday. Vishwakarma Puja 2022 will fall on 17th September 2022 (Saturday). The calculations of Vishwakarma Puja are done as per Bisuddha Siddhanta. The occasion is celebrated in Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab. In many Eastern states such as West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Jharkhand, and Orissa, it is celebrated as ‘Biswakarma Puja.’ Vishwakarma Puja is observed on the final or last day of the Bengali month, Bhadra, also commonly known as Kanya Sankranti or Bhadra Sankranti. This festival is celebrated in Bihar and some other Northern states after Diwali. In Kerala, Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated on the day of Rishi Panchami.

The Vishwakarma Puja date and timings are given below.

  • Vishwakarma Pooja Date- 17th September 2022 (Saturday)
  • Vishwakarma Pooja Sankranti Timing- 07:36 AM (IST)
  • Kanya Sankranti- 17th September 2022 (Saturday)

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Significance of Vishwakarma Puja

The birth anniversary of Lord Vishwakarma is considered a highly pious occasion with immense religious significance for the followers of Hinduism. It is believed by the devotees that Lord Vishwakarma is the child of Lord Brahma. Lord Vishwakarma is known to have designed and created palaces and even divine weapons for Gods. The enormity of his creations and works are mentioned in the Sthapatya Veda, which is the science of architecture and mechanics, and Rig Veda.

Devotees consider the Vishwakarma Puja or Vishwakarma Jayanti as a momentous day that honors the divine Lord Vishwakarma. This day holds immense significance for the worker community. The day is not only revered by the architectural and engineering communities but also by craftsmen, artisans, welders, carpenters, mechanics, factory workers, industrial workers, and others. On this day, they pray to Lord Vishwakarma for safe working conditions, safe and smooth working of the machines, a better future, and success in their respective fields. The community of workers and the craftspeople worship their tools and refrain from using them on this occasion. Therefore, this day becomes a holiday for them.

On this occasion, Puja and many other rituals are performed in temples and workplaces throughout the country. Many workplaces organize free lunches for workers and artisans. Apart from India, this particular festival is also celebrated in Nepal. The festival is observed, most importantly, in industrial areas and factories.

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Rituals Associated with Vishwakarma Puja

  • Special Pujas and prayers are held in shops, offices, factories, and workplaces on Vishwakarma Puja. The place of worship is beautifully decorated with flowers, depicting the celebration and festivity in the air on this day.
  • On this occasion, devotees worship Lord Vishwakarma and his ‘Vahan’ or vehicle, the elephant. The machines installed in the offices, factories, and industries are also worshiped on this day. Additionally, the workers and craftspeople worship their tools on this day.
  • Special statues, idols, or pictures of Lord Vishwakarma are installed in factories and workplaces for worship. The workers and artisans should gather at a common place to perform the Puja.
  • Devotees should take a bath at dawn and purify themselves. After that, they should clean the machines, tools, and instruments of daily use.

Once done, perform all the rituals associated with the festival.

  • You must keep a picture of Lord Vishnu along with Lord Vishwakarma during the Vishwakarma Puja. Offer Kumkum (vermillion), Akshat, Gulal, flowers, fruits, sweets, turmeric, rice, betel nuts, incense sticks, Rakshasutra, curd, etc., to the deities.
  • Make an Ashtadal Rangoli and place seven types of grain on it.
  • Also, you must keep a Kalash (urn) filled with water during the Puja.
  • Offer flowers to Lord Vishwakarma with reverence. Then, apply Tilak and put Akshat on all the tools. Devotees must place the urn and apply Roli and Akshat to the urn. Also, recite the mantra- “Om Shri Srishtanaya Sarvasiddhaya Vishwakarmaaya Namo Namah” with complete devotion, and pray to Lord Vishwakarma.
  • Apply Tilak and vermillion on the tools, urn, machines, and idols of the deity, and offer flowers.
  • After this, offer sweets to the Gods. Sprinkle Akshat and then sprinkle the water using flower petals all over your home.
  • Burn incense sticks and light a ghee lamp at the place of worship.
  • Perform the Aarti. If you are worshiping in places like the factory, office, shop, etc., make sure to perform Aarti of Lord Vishwakarma with all your employees, friends, and family. Offer Prasad to the divine deities first and then distribute it to everyone.

The idols of Lord Vishwakarma are placed in beautifully decorated Pandals, where the main rituals are performed. The entire atmosphere is filled with reverence and enthusiasm. After the completion of Vishwakarma Puja, the Prasad is distributed amongst everyone. On this occasion, a lavish meal or feast is also prepared. In some regions of the country, there is also a tradition of people flying kites on this occasion. Lord Vishwakarma is believed to have built flying chariots and weapons for the Gods, which is why the kites are flown to honor and admire his skills.

Summing Up

Lord Vishwakarma is known for being a divine architect and engineer of gods. Performing the Vishwakarma Puja with complete faith can help the performer please the deity and get his blessings to lead a successful and prosperous life. It can ensure that an individual will have a successful professional life. Devotees believe one’s business can grow by leaps and bounds by worshiping Lord Vishwakarma.

If you want to know more about Vishwakarma Puja 2022, immediately contact Astroyogi astrologers.

 

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