Vishwakarma Puja in Noida

It is that time of the year when you feel the festive spirit in the air. People have just bid adieu to Ganpati Bappa and also celebrated birth of Lord Krishna with fervor. Now Durga Puja is upon us. The preparation for Puja celebrations have gained steam already at various residential societies. Puja Samitis are busy making arrangements for pandals and Puja. In our neighborhood, Bengali friends are planning their Puja itinerary meticulously and making frequent shopping trips to the market. The enthusiasm of our Bengali folks is infectious. All this cheerfulness and bonhomie reverberated in the streets of Noida as I took a stroll around. Today, big and small pandals have come up in various parts of Noida city with idols of Lord Vishwakarma. I came across one pandal near Nithari village area. A sizable population of migrant Bengali workers live here. Although the pandal is small yet many devotees had lined up to seek blessings and make offerings to the deity. The devotional songs dedicated to Lord Vishwakarma played on the music system. Today, being the last day of the Bengali month of Bhadra,  is celebrated as Vishwakarma Puja or Jayanti.

Vishwakarma Puja in Noida
Vishwakarma Puja celebrated in Nithari Village, Noida

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Vishwakarma Puja Celebrations

Vishwakarma Jayanti or Vishwakarma Puja is devoted to Lord Vishwakarma who is the divine architect of the world as per the sacred Hindu tradition. This unique Hindu festival is celebrated by industrial workers, artisans, craftsmen, engineers, weavers and businessmen. They worship their machines, tools, office equipment and vehicles during Vishwakarma Puja. They pray for prosperity, higher productivity, safe working conditions and smooth functioning of their machines and tools. In fact, I clearly remember during our tenure in the fauj the soldiers would observe Vishwakarma Diwas and worship all the arms, ammunition and weaponry in the unit.

Vishwakarma Puja History

Lord Vishwakarma, son of Lord Brahma, is the Hindu deity known as the divine engineer who created the universe, earth and heaven. As per Hindu scriptures he created flying chariots, missiles and ‘Vajra’, the sacred weapon of Lord Indra. He is reknowned for excellence and quality in craftsmanship. He is also credited for building Lanka – the city of Gold ruled by Ravana, and the city of Dwarka ruled by Lord Krishna, Hastinapur and Indraprastha.

Vishwakarma Puja Date and Time

The festival is widely celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Tripura. According to Drik Panchang, this year Vishwakarma Puja falls on September 17, 2017. The Vishwakarma Puja will be celebrated at specific times. The sunrise time will be 6.17 am while the sunset time will be 6.24 pm. The Sankranti moment on the day of Vishwakarma Puja will be 12.54 am.

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12 thoughts on “Vishwakarma Puja in Noida

  1. He’s the Engineer among the Gods.
    Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated in Odisha too. I went by some idols in pretty pandals, but couldn’t click pics as I wasn’t carrying my phone…

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