Vishwakarma Puja during Diwali is observed during the Shukla Paksha, or waxing phase of moon, in Kartik month. Diwali Vishwakarma Puja in 2016 is on October 31. Lord Vishwakarama is the presiding deity of craftsmen and architects. He is the divine architect of the whole universe. Vishwakarma Puja during the Diwali period is mainly observed in certain parts of
It must be noted that the most famous Vishwakarma Puja is the one observed in Eastern parts of
and it falls on September 17 in 2016. India
Some of the most popular architectural gems mentioned in Hindu scriptures were built by Lord Vishwakarma. The long list includes Dwarka and Indraprastha of Pandavas.
Laborers, artisans, carpenters, craftsmen, mechanics, smith and other workers celebrate and observe Vishwakarma puja in traditional fervor and gaiety.
On the day workers rise above caste, creed and color and spread the message of communal harmony, national integration and universal brotherhood.