Introduction: The pious occasion of ‘Vishwakarma Pooja’ is a moment to admire and offer the blossoms of reverence before the divine architect, engineer, carpenter and mechanic called ‘Vishwakarma’ who is thought to be the draft-man and architecture of the renowned historical place, such as the sacred ruling place of lord Krishna, the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas. The formation of arms and armours, such as Vajra of deity Indra, for deities is also named to the foretold diving figure. The genesis of lord Vishwakarma was possible only when demons and gods joined hands to churn out the ocean together in order to bring the valuable and precious things at the surface while churning.
Testimonial scripture: Rig Veda and Sthapatya Veda
Occurrence: This religious occasion falls the very next day of Diwali sharing the holy significance of Govardhan Pooja along side.
Observance: Since the day signifies the vitality of fabulous architecture thus the eve brings special bliss and intense joy for engineers, architectures, Artisans, craftsmen, mechanics, smiths, welders, industrial and factory workers.
Customary rituals: The aforementioned followers worship the deity with sanctified heart appealing for smooth and effective functioning of various machines. The use of tools and machines is refrained on this day. The statues and images of the deity are hung and the workplaces are decorated with flowers, buntings and colours. The owners of the workplace distribute sweets among workers and employees after organizing special Pooja for appeasing the deity.
Observance in states: Karnataka, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Tripura including many other places also
Legend: The narration scripted in scriptures states that Lord Vishwakarma is also known as ‘Devashipi’ or ‘the architect of gods’ whose parent are Yogasiddha and Prabhas and his sister is ‘Brihaspati’.
The foretold deity architect not only created this universe but the credit of forming earth and heaven also goes to him. Indra’s tool ‘Vajra’ was also manufactured by him using the bone of Maharishi ‘Dadhichi’. The deity’s mastermind conceived the map of the mythical town Dwarka that he constructed. It became the ruling place of lord Krishna. Golden Lanka- the dynasty of Ravana, Hastinapur-the capital of Kauravas and Pandavas and Indraprastha-the reigning place of Pandavas.