Happy Vishwakarma Puja to all e-Sathi users.

Heartfelt greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti.

May lord Vishwakarma bless us all with peace, happiness and prosperity.

What is Biswakarma Pooja

It is a pooja of Lord of art, architecture or engineering, Lord Biswakarma. In a word it is a worship and tribute to all those who invented the technology. It is salutation to all who worked in the field of physics for the betterment of people.  

Lord Biswakarma has four hands, wears a crown, wears lots of gold jewelry, and holds a water-pot, a book, a noose and craftsman's tools in his hands.

Hindus widely regard Bishwakarma as the god of architecture and engineering.  

Biwakarma puja is regarded as “a resolution time for workers and craftsmen to increase productivity and gain divine inspiration for creating novel products”. 

How do people in Nepal, India celebrate Biswakarma pooja

The celebration generally is done within the factory premises or shop floor, office or workshops. All the machineries are worshiped along with the worship of Biswakarma.  People worship their vehicle along with machinery. Red and white cloth and holy treads are offered to machinery and vehicles. Picture of Biswakarma is taken out in procession in many part of Nepal after the pooja is over. People install picture of lord Biswakarma at the corners of cross roads and put statues and idols of him in corner of street. Puja is also associated with the custom of flying kites. This occasion in a way also marks the start of the festive season that lasts till Diwali.

Bishwakarma and his architectural wonders

Hindu mythology is full of Vishwakarma’s many architectural wonders.  Hindu mythology divides whole era of this earth in four yugs (span of time), Staya yug, Treta yug, Dwapar yug and Kali yuga.  He had built several towns and palaces for the gods. In Satya yuga, he built the Swarga Lok, (heaven), the abode of the gods and demigods where Lord Indra rules. Bishwakarma built the Lanka of Ravan in Treta yuga, the city of Dwarka in Dwapar yuga, and Hastinapur and Indraprastha in the Kali yuga.