Vishwakarma Jayanti is celebrated every year as Lord Vishwakarma’s birthday. As the “divine architect”, Lord Visvavarma is considered the creator of all the palaces of Hindu gods and goddesses, along with their weapons and vehicles.
It is celebrated annually on September 16 or 17 in the Gregorian calendar. This year it falls on September 17th. This day is calculated according to “Bisuddhasidhanta” and is celebrated as “Biswakarma Puja” on the last day of the Bengal Bhadra month in eastern Indian states such as Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Tripura. It is also called “Kanya Sankranti” or “Bhadra Sankranti”.
The day was celebrated with great enthusiasm by the workers, carpenters, mechanics, craftsmen and other workers. They pray to Lord Visvakarma for success in their respective fields and smooth operation of their machines.
Craftsmen honor their tools on this day and do without them. Therefore, it is a day off for them and free lunch is provided for them in many places.