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Vishwakarma Puja 2020: Know It’s History, Significance, And Puja Timings Today!

Why is Vishwakarma Puja celebrated with so much pomp and which Hindu God is this? For the uninitiated, all your questions answered here.

The Hindu Mythology is deeply embedded in rich history and enigmatic characters that speak of narratives, describing the power of Hindu gods and goddesses in poetic verses. Sounds fascinating right?

No wonder, to celebrate victories or powers, we have specifically marked our calendars with festivals which seems to know no end. One such occasion today, is, Vishwakarma Jayanti, popularly known as Vishwakarma Puja marks the birth of the Hindu god, Vishwakarma, referred to as the divine architect. On this day, from small to top-notch industrial units and automobile factories remain shut. As legends go by, Lord Vishwakarma possessed the expertise to build almost everything.

History and Significance: According to beliefs, Vishwakarma, the son of Lord Brahma, has a history of creating the holy city of Dwarka, Lord Krishna’s kingdom, besides designing weapons and tools for other Hindu gods and was popularly believed to be the divine carpenter.

As per the Hindu Calendar, this year, Vishwakarma Puja is on September 16. This day is celebrated with great fanfare and pomp by architects, engineers, including skilled artisans, mechanics, factory workers, smiths, welders, industrial workers and craftsmen. If you enter factories or industries, you can find pictures of Lord Vishwakarma on the walls as he is an auspicious and respected Hindu god among the working communities.

The states of Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal observe Vishwakarma Puja with much fervour. On the contrary, our neighbour, Nepal, also celebrates the day with much warmth and zeal. The Puja has a time set to take place, and as per Drikpanchang, this year Vishwakarma Puja Sankranti begins at 7.23 pm today.

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