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Biswakarma Puja 2024 date - Importance of it in Bengal - Odisha - Assam - Jharkhand

Biswakarma Puja is an important observance and festival in Bengal, Odisha and other parts of Eastern India. It is dedicated to Biswakarma, the divine architect of the universe in Hinduism. Biswakarma Puja 2024 date is September 17 in Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and Odisha. The festival is also known as Vishwakarma Jayanti. It is a holiday for the industrial belts in the eastern parts of India. Kite flying is a major activity on the day. 

The term Biswakarma means that everything in the world (Bishwa or Vishwa) depends upon our Karma. It is our deeds and work on Earth that will decide our present and future.

Importance of Biswakarma Puja Bengal - Orissa - Assam - Jharkhand and Date

Takes Blessings for a Happy Future

Artisans, carpenters, craftsmen, mechanics, smiths, welders, industrial workers, factory workers and workers of all kind worship Biswakarma on this day and pray for a peaceful life, good future, safe working conditions and success in their respective fields.

Biswakarma in Hindu Tradition

In Hindu religion, Biswakarma is the divine architect of the universe. He is also called the divine carpenter and is mentioned in the Rig Veda and is believed to have composed the Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture. Workers also pray for the smooth functioning of various machines.

New Murti of Biswakarma for the Puja

Freshly prepared idols of Lord Vishwakarma are installed at workplaces and factories. Nowadays, the statue of Bishwakarma is aptly transformed to match the working place – a factory will depict Vishwakarma like a worker there. Generally, Bishwakarma appears on an elephant, which is his vehicle.  The idol of Biswakarma at the end of the festival is immersed in water.

Special Puja on Biswakarma Puja Day

Special puja is done on the day and fresh fruits are given as offerings. Workers organize and participate in cultural activities and there is also sumptuous feast on the day.

Biswakarma Puja at home

In homes, women apply vermilion on all the gadgets and pray for the well-being of the family. Those who own vehicles clean it thoroughly and apply vermilion on it.

Vishwakarma Puja is held at different times in different regions

Vishwakarma Jayanti is observed in Magh month mainly in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. It falls on Magh Shukla Paksha Trayodashi Tithi.

Another popular Vishwakarma Puja is held after Diwali in Bihar and certain parts of North India.

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