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Vishwakarma Puja

Vishwakarma Puja 2022 will be observed on Saturday, 17 September 2022. This is one of the famous Hindu festivals celebrated in September. Vishwakarma Puja is a festival of Hindus dedicated to Lord Vishwakarma, the god of architecture and the divine architect himself. This day is also known and celebrated as Vishwakarma Jayanti, and it is believed that Lord Vishwakarma was born on this day.

According to the legend, Lord Vishwakarma helped Lord Brahma with the creation of the world and many weapons for the gods. On the day of Vishwakarma Puja, which is usually observed by industries and factories, machinery and tools are worshipped. This article presents essential details related to Vishwakarma Puja 2022, such as the date, celebration,Puja vidhi, etc.

Date of Vishwakarma Puja 2022

According to the Hindu calendar, Vishwakarma Puja is observed annually on the last day of Bhadrapada month. In the Gregorian calendar, this usually falls in September. In 2022, Vishwakarma Puja will be celebrated on Saturday, 17 September. Vishwakarma Puja Sankranti will be observed at 07:36 AM. Since the festival falls on the last day of Bhadra, it is also known as Bhadra Sankranti. During this time, the sun leaves the Sima Rashi (Leo) and enters Kanya Rashi (Virgo), and the day is also known as Kanya Sankranti Diwas. Vishwakarma Puja is also celebrated a day after Diwali, along with Govardhan Puja in October-November.

Who is Lord Vishwakarma?

Lord Vishwakarma is considered the Architect and the Divine Engineer of the Universe and is credited with the world’s creation alongside Lord Brahma. He also constructed the holy city of Dwarka, where Krishna ruled, and the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas. Vishwakarma also crafted all of the chariots and weapons of the gods, including Indra’s Vajra. Besides this, he also built the city of Lanka (where King Ravana lived) and Indraprastha (where Pandavas lived). In some texts, he is often stated to be the son of Brahma, whereas, in others, he is called the son of Vastu.

Vishwakarma Puja 2022 Rituals & Celebration

The festival of Vishwakarma Puja is observed with great excitement in factories and industries. Engineers, architects, artisans, artisans, mechanics, industrial workers, factory workers and others celebrate Vishwakarma Puja to seek the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma forgood working conditions for their machines and success in their fields. Moreover, prayers are offered to tools and machines since they are considered the creation of Lord Vishwakarma. The workers do no professional work on their tools and machines on the day of Vishwakarma Puja. People of northern and eastern India, especially from Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Tripura, etc.,Celebrate this festival with traditions and rituals. Besides factories, Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated in homes and offices where people worship their vehicles, gadgets, etc.Usually, factories and industries remain close on the day of Vishwakarma Puja and open only to offer prayers to the lord and the machines. In addition, people abstain from consuming meat and liquor on the day of Vishwakarma Puja. People also donate alms to the poor and needy to increase their business.

Vishwakarma 2022 Puja Vidhi

On the day of Vishwakarma Puja, get up early in the morning, take a bath and wear clean clothes. Thoroughly clean the place of worship and purify it by sprinkling Ganga water. Take a yellow cloth and make a Swastik with red kumkum on this cloth. Rice and flower are offered on the Swastika mark, and a statue, photo or idol of Lord Vishwakarma is placed on it. First, prayers are offered to Lord Ganesha and then to Lord Vishwakarma. (Ganesha is always worshipped first every time prayers are offered to any Hindu deity). Light a lamp and put tilak on the forehead of Lord Vishwakarma. Prayers, fruits, sweets, flowers, etc., are then offered to him. Recite mantras for the long life of your machines and success in your business. Once the prayer is done, seek blessings from Lord Vishwakarma and distribute fruits and sweets among the workers, employees and family members.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Vishwakarma Puja date fixed?

This festival is usually celebrated between the 16th to18th September every year.

Is Vishwakarma Puja a government holiday?

No

Does Vishwakarma puja fall on Kanya Sankranti?

Yes

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