All about Lord Vishwakarma Puja: History, Timing, Vidhi and its Significance

Architecture is a representative of culture and development it has evolved through the years and has shaped a new world and Vishwakarma is the God of architecture. It is said that Lord Vishwakarma is the son of Brahma, he is the divine craftsman of the whole universe, and the official builder or designer of all the gods’ palaces. Vishwakarma had five Sons and two Daughters namely Mannu, Maidev, Tavashta, Shilpi, and Devagya. Let’s know more details about Lord Vishwakarma, Vishwakarma puja timing, its significance, and also vidhi or benefits of doing this puja on 17th September 2022.

According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Vishwakarma is the creator of all wonderful architects. Vishwakarma Puja or Jayanti marks the birth of the Hindu god, Vishwakarma. He is called “Devashilpi” or “God of Architect”. He has created many beautiful wonders, his wonders are mentioned in Rigveda. He is said to be the designer of Lanka, where Ravan rules, Hastinapur the capital of Kauravs and Pandavas, he was also given credits for the weapons used by Gods and much more. He is the soul designer of everything the Gods have.

Vishwakarma Puja falls on the last day of the month Bhadra which is also known as Bhadra Sankranti or Kanya Sankranti. Vishwakarma Puja was celebrated mainly in the factory premises, hardware shops, engineering sectors, and in mechanical workshops. There is a Purana called “Vishwakarma Purana” dedicated to Lord Vishwakarma who is regarded as the creator of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva.

Vishwakarma Puja Timing/ Muhurat, 2022

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The Puja time or muhurat may differ a little from place to place according to different Hindu Panchangs. The auspicious time to do Puja on 17th September will be from 7:36 AM to 9:38 PM. So from morning 7:36 am till 9:38 pm at night you can do all rituals to make lord Vishwakarma happy. Lord Vishwakarma’s blessings will enrich your wealth and prosperity.


This Puja is mainly celebrated in workshops, factories, and industrial areas where the blessings of the God of architecture are of great importance. This Puja is usually done by laborers, artisans, craftsmen, mechanics, carpenters, welders, and all the people who use tools, and machines to run their lives. People worship Lord Vishwakarma to express their gratitude for the tools and machines and seek his blessings. On this day people take a break from work and indulge in cleaning, oiling, and greasing their tools and machines so that they will work to their full potential in the future and do Puja of such things on 17th September.

The history behind Vishwakarma Puja

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There are many stories behind this occasion, some person states that the supreme architect Lord Vishwakarma was born out during the Samudra Manthan, the great ocean swirling which is one of the most significant events in the history of Hindu Shastra or methodology. And to make this day special we celebrate it as Vishwakarma Jayanti.


One more famous oral history finds Vishwakarma named mentioned in the Rig Veda as the supreme carpenter and considered him as the creator of Sthapatya Veda the science of architecture and mechanics. Hindus celebrate his birthday on Kanya Sankranti, which is 16/17/18 September of the Gregoria calendar as Vishwakarma Jayanti. This year it will take place on 17th September. This occasion in a way also marks the start of the festive season that culminates in Dusshera, Diwali, and Chhath Puja.  Lord Vishwakarma is said to have four hands, in which he wears a crown and is laden with gold jewelry. He holds a water pot, a book, a noose, and crafting tools in his hands.


Another popular old saying related to Lord Vishwakarma’s design is that he made the famous Jagannath Puri idols of Lord Krishna, Lord Balarama, and Goddess Subhadra. As per the devotees’ belief, Lord Vishwakarma appeared as an old carpenter who claimed to make the beautiful idols of Lord Krishna and his siblings on closed premises and he asked the king not to disturb him or enter the premises till the time his work gets completed. But the impatient king lost his patience and opened the door in between. After which Lord Vishwakarma vanished and since then the idols are worshipped in the same avatar as Lord Vishwakarma left them and from that day people started worshipping him in this very avatar.

Puja Vidhi or Process

The idols and images of Lord Vishwakarma and his faithful animal, the elephant are worshipped and kept in Pandals or in Puja room/ office premises. The place was cleaned and decorated with fruits, flowers, incense sticks, lights, and more. First, you need to Chant mantras. Lit Akhanda Diya and perform the Vishwakarma Aarti. It is then taken to the room where machines are placed in order to acquire the blessings for these machines and to ensure that no accidents occur in the future. Apply turmeric and vermilion to the machines that are worshipped on Vishwakarma Jayanti.  Performing such a Puja will bring good luck. The next day in the morning idol is immersed in the water.

Significance of Vishwakarma Puja

When you take the blessings from the Lord Vishwakarma he will bless you to achieve success in your career, fulfillment of wishes related to movable assets, and dream of buying or designing a house or office. You will create a positive atmosphere in the house or office after performing the rituals that will directly enhance productivity at work, secure the working environment, and will remove negativities that trammel your work.