Vishwakarma Day or Vishwakarma Jayanti or Vishwakarma Puja is devoted to Lord Vishwakarma, who is considered as the designer of the world. He created the holy city of Dwarka that was ruled by Krishna. Lord Vishwakarma also created several weapons for Gods.
Vishwakarma Day in 2019
Vishvakarma Day is a restricted holiday in 2019. It falls on Tuesday, 17 September 2019 and is celebrated in Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab.
Vishwakarma Day between 2020 and 2025
Vishwakarma Day celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Vishwakarma each year and is observed on 16 or 17 September according to the Gregorian calendar. The day is computed based on Bisuddha Siddhanta. In eastern Indian states such as Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand, Vishwakarma Day is celebrated as Biswakarma Puja. It is an important day for craftsmen and artisans across the nation. The festival is celebrated after Diwali in Bihar and a few northern states.
Rituals during Vishwakarma Jayanti
- On the festival day, special pujas and prayers will be held in offices, factories and workplaces. Such places will be beautifully decorated with flowers.
- Lord Vishwakarma is worshipped by devotees. His idol is situated in decorative pandals.
- Tools are also worshipped by workers on this day. The entire atmosphere is entertaining and frolic.
- On the festival day, a gourmet feast is being prepared and is eaten together by workers and owners.
Importance of Vishwakarma Day
Vishwakarma Day is a precious day for the followers of Hinduism. Like mentioned earlier, the day honors God Vishwakarma. In the Rig Veda, the enormity of his contributions has been briefed. The community of workers celebrate this festival with fun. It worships the God for success in their concerned fields.