When is Vishwakarma Jayanti 2023? Know the Puja Vidhi Mahurat and Why Machines are Worshipped on this Day

Vishwakarma Jayanti or Vishwakarma Puja is tomorrow. This day is marked by the worship of Lord Vishwakarma who is also known as the architect of the gods. Along with him people also worship tools and machineries, especially those who work with them. Let us find out the auspicious time and puja vidhi on Vishwakarma Jayanti.
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Updated Sep 16, 2023 | 12:48 PM IST

Know the significance of Vishwakarma Puja and the rituals followed

Know the significance of Vishwakarma Puja and the rituals followed

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Every year Kanya Sankranti, the birth anniversary of Lord Vishwakarma is celebrated on 17th September. In South India this festival is celebrated in the month of September whereas in North India it is celebrated in the month of February. On this day, there is a tradition of worshiping Lord Vishwakarma, who is known as the architect of the gods.
Vishwakarma Puja is the most important and auspicious day for artisans and craftsmen all over the world. Since the festival falls on the last day of Bhadra, it is also known as Bhadra Sankranti.
The construction of Shiva's trident, Lanka Mahal, Dwarka etc. weapons and buildings of gods and goddesses are the gifts of Lord Vishwakarma. Artisans, furniture makers, people who work with machinery and in factories celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Vishkarma with great pomp and devotion. Let us find out the time and importance of Vishwakarma Puja this year.
Vishwakarma Puja 2023 Mahurta
On the day of Vishwakarma Puja this year, the auspicious time for worship is from 07.50 am to 12.26 pm on 17 September 2023.
Vishkarma Puja can also be performed from 01:58 pm to 03:30 pm.
Significance of Vishwakarma Puja
“Vishvam krityasnam vayaparo va yasya sah” means the one whose right creation is business, that is Lord Vishwakarma. Since ancient times, our sages have made provisions for the worship of Vishwakarma along with Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.
Lord Vishwakarma is considered to be the first engineer of ancient times. On this day, worshiping tools and equipments related to the industrial sector are carried out to brins efficiency in their work. It also helps develop craftsmanship. It is also believed that worshipping the machines helps expand your business which in turn brings more wealth, happiness and prosperity into one’s life.
Rituals followed on Vishwakarma Jayanti
On Vishwakarma Jayanti, special prayers and puja are held in shops, factories, offices and workplaces. These places are beautifully adorned with flowers and wear a festive look on this day.
On this day, devotees worship Lord Vishwakarma and His ‘Vahan’ (vehicle), the elephant. The idol Lord Vishwakarma is placed in decorative pandals where the main puja rituals are held. The families of the workers also participate in these rituals. The whole atmosphere is very fun and frolic. After the completion of puja, Prasad is distributed among all the workers.
Workers also worship their tools on this day and the work remains closed for the day.
On the day of Vishwakarma Jayanti a gourmet feast is prepared. It is eaten together by all, including the workers and the owners.
In some regions there is also a tradition of flying kites on this day. The sky takes the look of a colourful warzone and everyone tries to cut each other’s kite in a very competitive spirit.
Who is Lord Vishwakarma?
According to Vishwakarma Purana, Narayan first created Brahmaji and then Vishwakarma ji. On the instructions of Brahmaji, Vishwakarma ji built the Pushpak Viman, Indrapuri, Lanka in Treta, Dwarka and Hastinapur in Dwapar, Jagannath Puri in Kaliyuga. Along with this, according to the scriptures, Lord Vishkarma has provided information about the knowledge of Vastu Shastra, machine building knowledge, aircraft knowledge etc.
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