Bhadra Sankranti 2021: popularly known as Vishwakarma puja

Bhadra Sankranti 2021

Bhadra Sankranti 2021

Vishwakarma Puja, also known as Vishwakarma Jayanti, is an important festival celebrated by the Hindu community. On this day, the divine architect or the architect of the Gods, Lord Vishwakarma is worshipped. The festival falls on the last day of Bhadra, known as Kanya Sankranti or Bhadra Sankranti.Lord Vishwakarma is known as the engineer of the Gods, and he is one of the supreme being who finds a mention in the Rig Veda.

He is said to have come into being on Kanya Sankranti day. Therefore, the date of Vishwakarma puja remains the same every year. Architects, carpenters, engineers, technicians, mechanics and sculptors worship him and, therefore, special pujas are organised at factories, mills and workshops to honour the designer of the Divine.Lord Vishwakarma is honoured as an engineer/carpenter/mechanic/architect/  sculptor of the Gods.

He built Lord Krishna’s Dwarika and Ravana’s Lanka . Moreover, Lord Vishwakarma is also said to have assembled  the world-famous Jagannath temple in Puri. Furthermore, Lord Shiva’s Trishul, Lord Vishnu’s Sudarshana Chakra, Ravana’s Pushpak Vimana and Indra’s Vajra (thunderbolt) are also convinced to be Vishwakarma’s creations.He is portrayed as a heavily bearded wise man. He holds a measuring tape and a scale in his upper right and left hands, a book, and a pot in his lower right and left hands.

The vault of his seat has images of several engineering/architectural tools and equipment embroidered on it.Vishwakarma Puja is ceremonialized  in Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. The rituals are performed in factories and mechanics workshops who pray for their success in their professional/business ventures.

On the day of the Puja, technicians and workers worship the lord and their tools and equipment. People take the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma to get successful in their respective business establishment. Workers seek his blessings and pray to him for protecting their workspace from mishaps or  incidents. Puja is also conducted annually to ward off evil energies from the workspace.In 2021,

Vishwakarma puja will be celebrated on September 17, at Puja Sankranti time 1:29 AM.



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