Vishwakarma Jayanthi

Dedicated to Lord Vishwakarma or Bishwakarma, the divine architect of the universe, Vishwakarma Puja is observed mainly in Eastern India – West Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa and Tripura. Idols of Vishvakarma are installed in the workplaces and factories on the day and special puja is conducted.
In Hinduism, God Vishwakarma is the divine architect of the universe and the divine carpenter. His name first appears in the Rigveda and is also credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture.

Workers who make a living with machinery and tools pray for an accident free life and for the smooth functioning of their tools and machines. A major highlight during the festival is kite flying.

It must be noted here that Vishwakarma Jayanti is observed during Rishi Panchami in Kerala. It is observed in Magh Month (January - February) by some communities in North India.

More details about the festival can be found in this post titled – Significance of Vishwakarma Puja.