Every year Vishwakarma Puja is also known as Vishwakarma Jayanti and Bhadra Sankranti is celebrated on September 17. The day marks the auspicious celebration of the birth of Lord Vishwakarma, who was the son of Lord Brahma.
Factory and store owners perform puja on this day to ask the Lord’s favor for success in their respective professions. The idol of the god Vishwakarma is worshipped with all tools and machinery.
Most of the festivals in Hinduism are not observed on a fixed day since they are dependent on the lunar calendar and the tithi, or lunar day, which varies every year.
But Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated on the same day as per the Gregorian calendar but very rarely it might vary by day.
This happens because Vishwakarma Puja is determined as per the Solar calendar whereas the other festival dates are fixed based on the Lunar calendar.
This day is mainly celebrated in India’s Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, and Jharkhand.
The deity is known as “swayambhu,” or the self-manifested, in several Hindu scriptures.
He is revered as the designer of everything material in the universe, as well as the divine architect of the chariots, palaces, and weaponry used by gods and goddesses.
As a result, every year on Kanya Sankranti, engineers, designers, architects, craftsmen, and sculptors worship Lord Vishwakarma.
It is believed that the festival falls on Kanya Sankranti, the day when the Sun migrates from the Simha Rashi (Leo) to Kanya Rashi (Virgo).
According to Hindu mythology, he has created many palaces for Gods in all four yugas, and built and designed several weapons for Gods – like Lord Shiva’s Trishul, Lord Vishnu’s Sudarshana Chakra, and Indra’s Vajra, and the Maya Sabha for the Pandavas.
Vishwakarma is said to have built the Pushpak Vimana and Swarna Lanka for Ravan, as described in the epic Ramayan.
According to the epic Mahabharat, he also built Dwarka for Lord Krishna and Indraprastha for the Pandavas.
Lord Vishwakarma was born as a result of sea churn (Samudra Manthan) which was carried out by Gods and Devils together, as per Hindu mythology.