All about the “first architect” of Vishwakarma Jayanti
Bhubaneshwar: Lord Vishwakarma is considered the world’s first architect and this year Vishwakarma Jayanti falls on September 17 (Saturday). According to the Hindu calendar, Vishwakarma Puja is performed on the Chaturdashi of the Krishna Paksha of the month of Ashwin. Lord Vishwakarma is worshiped on this day especially in factories, in tools, construction works, machinery, shops, factories, car garages, workshops, lathe units, cottages and small units , etc.
On this day machines, vehicles and tools are cleansed and revered. The idol of Vishwakarmaji is duly worshiped with Lord Vishnu and they are offered seasonal fruits, sweets, Panchameva, Panchamrit, etc. The aarti of the two deities is performed by lighting lamps, incense, etc.
There are different stories in the scriptures about the birth of Lord Vishwakarma. According to Varaha Purana, Lord Brahma created Vishwakarma on earth. At the same time, according to Vishwakarma Purana, Adi Narayan first created Brahmaji and then Vishwakarma. The birth of Lord Vishwakarma is also associated with the churning of the ocean between gods and demons.
In this way, the stories that are in the scriptures regarding the birth of Lord Vishwakarma, it is known that Vishwakarma became not one but many and from time to time with his deeds and knowledge he was helpful in the development of the universe.
From this description of Lord Vishwakarma in the scriptures, it is stated that Vishwakarma is a kind of designation and title, who is said to have the best knowledge of craftsmanship. Virat Vishwakarma was the first, followed by Dharmavanshi Vishwakarma, Angiravanshi, then Sudhanva Vishwakarma.
So Shukracharya’s grandson was Bhriguvanshi Vishwakarma. It is believed that at the request of the gods, Vishwakarma cast a mighty thunderbolt for Indra, the heavenly lord, from the bones of Maharishi Dadhichi.
Vishwakarma had created all the famous cities and capitals of antiquity such as Paradise of Satyuga, Lanka of Tretayuga, Dwarka of Dwapar and Hastinapur of Kaliyuga.
Vishwakarma had also built Mahadev’s Trident, Sri Hari’s Sudarshan Chakra, Hanuman ji’s Mace, Yamraj’s Kaladand, Karna’s Kundal and Kubera’s Pushpak Vimana.
He was such a master craftsman that he had the ability to make wooden sandles that you could walk on water!