Vishwakarma Day, also known as Vishwakarma Jayanti or Vishwakarma Puja, marks the birth anniversary of Hindu God Vishwakarma. He is called the Devshilpi, or architect of the gods and legends say that it was him, who built the holy city of Dwarka. He is also considered to be the creator of Swarglok in Satya Yug, Lanka in Treta Yug. A white swan is believed to be his ride. Every year, Vishwakarma Day is celebrated on September 17. Also Read - Vishwakarma Puja 2017 Date and Muhurat Timings: History and Significance of Vishwakarma Jayanti

Vishwakarma Puja significance

The festival is widely celebrated in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. People conduct pooja at their factories. Engineers, architects, artisans and mechanics pray to Lord Vishwakarma for a better future.

According to legends, Lord Vishwakarma was born on September 17 as the seventh Dharmaputra of Brahma. He is also called God of Machines, Engineer of the Gods, the First Engineer. It is believed that he was born as a result of Samudra Manthan.

The statue of the Hindu deity is worshipped in the factories and puja takes place according to shubh muhurat. Some people also conduct yagya. Machines are worshipped as a personification of the Lord. Raksha sutra is tied and then prasad is distributed.