Wishing you the same, some are celebrating on 18.
Vishwakarma Puja , or Bhadra Sankranti, is an auspicious occasion celebrated with great fanfare throughout the country. On this day, people worship Lord Vishwakarma , the chief architect of the world and the celestial carpenter, who is also the son of Lord Brahma.
In industry, devotees worship machines and keep an idol of Lord Vishwakarma in their homes or places of business. The festival coincides with Kanya Sankranti, the day when the sun's position changes from Simha Rashi (Leo) to Kanya Rashi (Virgo). According to Hindu Beliefs , Lord Vishwakarma has four hands, rides a goose, and carries a measuring tape, a scale, a book, and a pot.
Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam lavishly celebrates Vishwakarma Puja
Vishwakarma Jayanti has its roots in ancient Indian writings and scriptures. One of the oldest Hindu scriptures, the Rigveda, contains the earliest mentions of Vishwakarma Jayanti. Vishwakarma is regarded in as the celestial designer of the universe. He constructed and created a number of weapons for the Gods, such as Lord Shiva's Trishul, Lord Vishnu's Sudarshana Chakra, Lanka King Ravana's Pushpaka Vimana and Indra's Vajra, Dwarka, Lord Krishna's realm, and the Maya Sabha for the Pandavas. He also built numerous palaces for the gods of all four yugas. Over time, this festival has become an important event for craftsmen, workers and artists to honour Lord Vishwakarma and seek his blessings for success, innovation and skill in their various industries.
This festival is of immense importance to the people of a large part of the country. This auspicious day celebrates Lord Vishwakarma, who is worshipped as the celestial builder of the universe. On this day, artists, engineers and workers from various industries are recognised for their skills and craftsmanship. , certain factories and workplaces declare a holiday for these artisans. Some people worship an image of the deity and give sweets to their employees to mark the occasion.
The festival of Vishwakarma is a celebration of the belief that all work, no matter how small, adds value to the earth.
This day also represents the beginning of new endeavours, the opening of factories and workshops, and the worship of equipment and tools.
Today, Vishwakarma Puja serves as a reminder of India's rich cultural heritage and the nation's understanding of the importance of skilled labour in supporting social progress.
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Happy Vishwakarma Puja bhai. We worship our vehicles and other heavy machinery today.