Vishwakarma Puja or Vishwakarma Jayanti is an important festival observed by the Hindu community. Vishwakarma, the Lord of creation is worshipped on this day. According to the Hindu scriptures, Lord Vishwakarma was born during Magh Shukla Trayodashi due to which he is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Vishwakarma Puja 2019 will be observed on September 17. He is referred to as the God of architecture and engineering. As the day will be observed on Tuesday, we have compiled Puja Vidhi and significance of the day.

Vishwakarma is known as the world's first architect and engineer who helped in laying the foundation stone of the universe. It is said that Lord Vishwakarma is the one who created heaven, Dwapar and even Hastinapur. Hence, before laying the foundation stone of various structures, people pray to Lord Vishwakarma.

Vishwakarma Puja 2019 Date And Significance

As the observance falls on Kanya Sankranti of the Hindu calendar every year, Vishwakarma Puja generally falls on September 17. Vishwakarma is believed to have constructed the holy city of Dwarka, where Krishna ruled, as well as the Palace of Illusions or Maya Sabha for the Pandavas. He is first mentioned in Rig Veda and is credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanic and architecture. It is believed that Lord Vishwakarma created weapons for the gods including the King of God Indra's Vajra for which is called the divine carpenter.

Vishwakarma Puja 2019 Muhurat

According to Drik Panchang, Vishwakarma Puja Sankranti moment will be at 01:19 pm on September 17 (Tuesday).

Vishwakarma Jayanti is of much significance among those who work in shops, factories and industrial areas. The day holds significance among not only engineers and architects but also craftsmen, factory workers and mechanics. Workers pray to Lord Vishwakarma for better abilities and functioning of their tools. People install new photos and statues of Vishwakarma in workplaces and offer special prayers.

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