Lord Vishwakarma is the divine carpenter and architect of the universe and the master of all machinery equipments of gods. He is the seventh son of Lord Brahma, who is gifted with a unique creativity. He is also known as the lord of craftsmen and architects. Hindus worship Lord Vishwakarma as the god of engineering and architecture. He is specially worshipped by goldsmiths, blacksmiths, carpenters and masons. Hindus celebrate Vishwakarma Jayanti or Vishwakarma Day on 17th September every year in India. Indians craftsmen celebrate Vishwakarma day by performing rituals and offering prayers to Lord Vishwakarma, within the promise of their workplaces. On this day, industrialists make a resolution to increase the production and also make changes in their way of working. As a mark of reverence he is not only worshipped by the engineering and architectural community but also by all professionals.
Lord Vishwakarma was the only architect who was imbued with all the qualities of Fine Art, which were necessary for the creation of Universe. It is a fact that is recognized by all that legendary Golden Lanka (Sri Lanka) was built by Lord Vishwakarma.
Lord Vishwakarma with multihand is accepted by every Indian as the creator of Universe. Lord Vishwakarma is as great as Lord BRAHMA, VISHNU, MAHESH because all our scriptures concerned with Hindu religion contains episodes of his glorious contributions.
Everything in this world we see like big dams, the reservoirs, bridges, skyscrapers, airplanes and all sorts of mechanics around which our life revolves are the product of Hammer and Chisel, which represent. Lord VISHWAKARMA. Mankind cannot deny these facts as it would be a betrayal of our mythological history.
Hindus widely regard Vishwakarma as the god of architecture and engineering, and September 16 or 17 every year is celebrated as Vishwakarma Puja — a resolution time for workers and craftsmen to increase productivity and gain divine inspiration for creating novel products.
Vishwakarma’s Architectural Wonders:
Hindu Dharma is full of Vishwakarma’s many architectural wonders. Through the four ‘yugas’, he had built several towns and palaces for the gods. In “Satya yuga”, he built the Swarg Loke, or heaven, the abode of the gods and demigods where Lord Indra rules. Vishwakarma then built the ‘Sone ki Lanka’ in “Treta yuga”, the city of Dwarka in “Dwapar yuga”, and Hastinapur and Indraprastha in the “Kali yuga”.
Lord Vishwakarma is regarded as the supreme power according to Rig Veda, the very essence of excellence and quality in creation. He is the embodiment of the original power that welds world and heaven jointly. Vishwakarma is the lord who is responsible for all the beautiful designs.All art paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend India.