Every year 17th September marks the day to celebrate Vishwakarma Puja. Lord Vishwakarma is regarded as the God of Architecture and Engineering in Hinduism. It is grandly celebrated in the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. This day, all technical professionals take a day off to worship Lord Vishwakarma and their tools.
Lord Vishwakarma is regarded as the presiding deity of all technicians, craftsmen, architects and mechanics. On this day, he is worshipped by all professionals who consider their tools to be their source of bread and butter. They worship their tools and seek the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma. They seek divine blessings for increasing their creativity and productivity which will lead them to attain perfection and prosperity
Hastinapur, Indraprastha and Dwarka: In Hinduism, it is believed that Lord Vishwakarma is the designer and architect of this whole Universe. In the great epic poem Mahabharata, Lord Vishwakarma is credited for building the mythological cities of Hastinapur and Indraprastha,. The mythological city of ‘Dwarka’, [in the state of Gujarat in India] which is the abode of Lord Krishna, is also believed to be built by Lord Vishwakarma.
The GoldenPalace of Lanka: In the epic poem Ramayana, we come across King Ravana and his palace made of Gold in Lanka [Sri Lanka]. There is a mythological story behind the Golden Palace of Lanka. In Hinduism, it is believed that Lord Shiva had requested Lord Vishwakarma to construct a Palace for him and his wife, Goddess Parvati. After the construction was complete, Lord Shiva invited King Ravana to perform the rituals of house warming.After the completion of rituals, Lord Shiva was pleased with King Ravana’s performance and asked him to demand anything as gift. The very wise King Ravana was so mesmerized with the beauty of the GoldenPalace that he asked Lord Shiva to give him the GoldenPalace as a gift. This is how; King Ravana got possession of the GoldenTemple at Lanka.