Vishwakarma Puja or Biswakarma Puja is a major festival in Hindu religion. Lord Vishwakarma, the Lord of creation, is offered prayers and reverence by the people of India on this day. He is considered as the initial architect and engineer of the world. It is because he is the one who had helped establish many compositions and set the base during the formation of the cosmos. Legends also say that he had formed heaven. He had also built the holy city of Lord Krishna, i.e. Dwarka, along with the abode of Pandavas, i.e. Hastinapur, and also astounding weapons for the Gods. Lord Vishwakarma is also known as the divine carpenter, is referred in Rig Veda, and is attributed with Sthapatya Veda.
About Vishwakarma Puja And Its Significance
Vishwakarma Puja is performed to bring good omens in offices or workplace and to boost the overall business. If one is inaugurating a factory or establishing a workspace, Lord Vishwakarma is offered prayers before the opening. Therefore, this day is considered auspicious for individuals who are businessmen, artists, manufacturers, and factory holders. Mainly, people of states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka observe this day.
Vishwakarma Puja Date 2020
Vishwakarma Puja time is calculated as per Bisuddha Siddhanta. The last day of the Bengali month, Bhadra marks the day for this puja. This day is also called Kanya Sankranti.
Vishwakarma Puja Date: 16th of September, 2020, Wednesday
Vishwakarma Puja Sankranti Timing: 7:23 P.M.
Vishwakarma Puja Special Vidhi
An individual or a couple can perform the puja in the factory or office site. Below are the rituals and steps to follow for the same:
- Taking a bath in the morning, visit the factory, workplace, or house where puja is to be conducted.
- One should not move amidst the puja procedure, so make sure you arrange all puja essentials.
- Adorn the images of deities in the puja room with flowers. Apply Vermillion, Kumkum, and rice on Lord Vishwakarma’s portrait or idol. Place a Kalash besides the idol. Keep puja items like diya, incense sticks, betel nut, etc. to worship the Lord.
- Before initiating the puja, you should light a Raksha lamp and set a Sankalpa (intention) while taking flowers and a betel nut with water. For the Sankalpa, you can chant the mantra with the Priest’s help.
- Then make a Rangoli in the design of an Ashtadal, i.e. lotus flower with 8 petals at the place of puja and keep 7 types of grains. Keep the Kalash on the Ashtadal. Put the leaves of 5 trees, 7 types of soil, betel nut, and Dakshina in the Kalash and cover it. After this, start the puja.
- For praying to Lord Vishwakarma, take some rice or Akshata along with flowers in one hand and pray to the Lord by reciting the below mantra:
‘Om Adhar Shaktape Namah Om Qumayi Namah Om Anantham Namah Om Prithvyai Namah
Om Shri Srishtanaya Sarvasiddhaya Vishwakarmaaya Namo Namah’
ओम आधार शक्तपे नम: और ओम कूमयि नम:, ओम अनन्तम नम:, पृथिव्यै नम:
ॐ श्री श्रिष्टनतया सर्वसिद्धहया विष्वकर्माया नमो नमः”
- After this, sprinkle the Akshata from your hand and tie all four directions with yellow mustard.
- Then, tie the Raksha Sutra in your hand (in your wife’s hand as well, if married) and keep the flower held in your hand in a vessel containing water. After this, do the puja while meditating on Lord Vishwakarma in your heart.
- While worshipping Lord Vishwakarma, you can also continue with chanting. If puja is conducted in a big work area or factory, you can call a Brahmin (Pandit or Priest) for help. Along with the puja, you can ask him to chant the mantra 1100, 2100, 5100 or 11 thousand times.
As Lord Vishwakarma is the God of creation, along with offering prayers to him, all the equipment at the workplace should also be worshipped on this auspicious day. After Vishwakarma Puja is done, you can offer prayers for your factory tools, factory, workshop, machines and vehicles. It would be good to clean the tools or machines properly if possible.
Many individuals do havan as well on this pious day. The puja is ended by offering prasadam to the Lord. After performing the final Aarti, you can distribute the prasadam to all the people present at that time. May Lord Vishwakarma bless you and bring abundance to your life!
With Ganesha's Grace,
The GaneshaSpeaks.com Team