Lord Vishwakarma, god of architecture, crafts and construction

Lord Vishwakarma is worshiped as Devashilpi i.e. the architect of the gods

Sep 16, 2023 - 14:47
Lord Vishwakarma, god of architecture, crafts and construction
Lord Vishwakarma, god of architecture, crafts and construction

Suresh Singh Bais Shashwat

Lord Vishwakarma is worshiped as Devashilpi i.e. the architect of the gods. Triloka or Triparti He is also considered the creator of Triloka or Triparti Yuga. Along with this, Vishwakarma ji had also created the flying chariot, palace, and weapons of the gods with his power. Even Ravana's Lanka and Krishna's Dwarka, Puri Jagannath temple, and many other sculptures were realized and built. All these were created by Lord Vishwakarma. Not only heaven but he is considered the creator of this entire creation. He built the golden Lanka in Satya Yuga where demon king Ravana used to live, the city of Dwarka in Treta Yuga, where Shri Krishna lived, the city of Hastinapur in Dwapar Yuga which was the kingdom of Pandavas and Kauravas.

All these constructions and architecture were done by Lord Shri Vishwakarma. Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated in almost all offices and offices, but it is mainly celebrated by engineers, architects, painters, mechanics, welding shop owners, or factories. On this day, people in offices and factories clean their factories and offices thoroughly and decorate clay idols of Lord Vishwakarma for worship. Even at home, people worship their electronic devices, home, and car motors.

This puja is celebrated with great enthusiasm in North India. In this puja, the original sculptor and architect “Lord Vishwakarma” is worshipped. On this day, all the masons, weavers, artisans who manufacture items from iron and other metals, engineers, masons, laborers, craftsmen, workers, hardware, electricians, technicians, drivers, carpenters, welders, mechanics, people from all industrial houses perform this puja. Celebrated with great pomp. On this day, factories and workshops are cleaned.

The workplace is decorated with balloons and colorful papers. Tools are cleaned, painted, and painted. Everyone takes a bath in the morning and puts the photo of Lord Vishwakarma at the place of worship. Garlands of flowers are offered there. They are worshiped with full rituals by lighting incense sticks, lamps, and incense sticks. First of all, at the time of puja, one invokes Lord Vishwakarma by chanting this mantra - 'Om Shri Shrishtinataya Sarvasidhaya Vishwakarmaya Namo Namah'. After completing the chanting of the mantra, after performing the Havan, the Aarti is recited.

Then Prasad is given to everyone. All the artisans wait for this puja. There is no work in shops or factories on this day. Only worship is done. The idol of Lord Vishwakarma is installed on the next day of this puja. Then they ask for blessings from God and say that no accident happens while doing any craft or while constructing any structure. Labor is also worshiped on this day. It is not possible to create anything new without labor.

It is said in the scriptures that Brahma ji was born from the navel-lotus of Lord Vishnu. He created the universe. His son Dharma was the seventh son of Lord Vishwakarma. He had expertise in architecture since birth. Therefore, Vishwakarma Puja is always important in human life. If a man does not have craft knowledge then he will not be able to build any building. That is why Lord Vishwakarma is also called the ‘God of Vastu Shastra’. He is also called the “first engineer”, “engineer of the gods” and “god of machines”.

In Vishnupuran, Vishwakarma has been called the “god carpenter” of the gods. There are many benefits of doing this puja. This leads to progress in business. The machine does not get damaged by doing puja. Business doubles by the day and quadruples by the night. A person who owns one factory owns many factories.

- Suresh Singh Bais Shashwat

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