New Delhi: Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated on the day of ‘kanya sankranti’ according to the Hindu calendar.
Lord Vishwakarma, the son of Lord Brahma and chief architect of the world, is worshipped on ‘kanya sankranti’.
This auspicious day dedicated to the divine creator will be celebrated across the country on Friday.
According to the ‘panchang’, the auspicious time for worship is from 6:07 a.m. on Friday to 3:36 p.m. on Saturday.
People must avoid offering the puja during the ‘rahu kaal’ from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday.
Everybody associated with creation and related equipment besides others worship Lord Vishwakarma to ward off negative energies from the workspace.
An idol of Lord Vishwakarma is set up in factories, mills and workshops.
Everyone, including architects, carpenters, engineers, mechanics, sculptors, artisans, craftsmen, mechanics, smiths, welders and industrial and factory workers, also organise special pujas to honour the lord so that he blesses them with accomplishment in their respective businesses.
According to the Gregorian calendar, the festival usually falls around mid-September.
The festival is celebrated in several states, including Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Tripura. The festival is also celebrated in the neighbouring country Nepal.