Shri Vishwakarma Jayanthi, or Vishvakarma Jayanti, is dedicated to the divine architect of the universe. Vishwakarma Jayanti is observed on different dates in different parts of
. Vishwakarma Jayanti date in 2011 in February 16. Vishwakarma Jayanti is observed in the Magha Month (January – February) in Gujarat, India Maharashtra, Rajasthan and other northern states.
In 2011, the date of Vishwakarma Jayanti in eastern parts of India and in Bengal is on September 17.
Eastern India, it is observed in September (Bhadra Month). The Vishwakarma Jayanti in Bengal, Orissa and other eastern states is very famous and is popularly known as Bishwakarma Puja.
In Hindu Religion, Lord Vishwakarma is the divine architect of the universe and the divine carpenter. His name is mentioned in several Hindu scriptures and is credited with the building of sacred places and temples.
The name of Vishwakarma first appears in the Rig Veda and he is also credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture.
Special pujas and prayers to Vishwakarma are offered on the day.