Vishwakarma Puja 2017: Vishwakarma Puja is also known as Vishwakarma Jayanthi or Vishwakarma Day which is a celebration of Lord Vishnu in Hindu mythology. He is considered as the creator of the world. It is mostly celebrated in the States of India in the month of September or October in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Tripura.
This year Vishwakarma Puja falls on September 17, 2017. The festival is mostly celebrated in factories and industries. It is also celebrated on the day after Diwali in many states. All the architects, artisans, engineers, welders, mechanics and others in same trade also worship him. On this day, the shop owners, officers, and all organize the function and celebrate the puja.
Vishwakarma Puja Date & Time
The Vishwakarma Puja of 2017 date and time are on September 17, 2017, and the Sankranti moment is 00:54, the sunrise timing is 6.17 am and the sunset time is 18.24 pm according to Drik Panchang. The devotees of various fields such as craftsmen, artisans, smiths, mechanics, welders, factory workers and industrial workers will worship the Lord to increase their productivity in their work and also their field of work and innovations.
Significance & Celebrations
According to Hindu mythology, Vishwakarma is the son of Brama who is the creator of the Universe. According to Rig Vedha Vishwakarma is mentioned as a divine carpenter and he is the science of mechanics and architecture. According to the story of Ramayana, Golden Lanka was the place of Ravana who kept Raman’s wife Sita there. At that time Lord Shiva married to Parvati and he asked Vishwakarma to build a beautiful Palace for them. Then he builds a palace made of gold with all his efforts. Lord Shiva invited Ravan for the inauguration function and asked him what he wants in return. Ravan asked for the Golden Palace and Lord Shiva gave it to him. Thereafter it became for Ravan.
Vishwakarma is known for the Lord of Engineering and Construction who blesses his followers to their dedication and work. Idols of Vishwakarma was specially decorated in all factories and industries along with employees. In some parts of India, people fly kites on this day as a mark of Vishwakarma Puja.