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Vishwakarma Puja 2023: Date, Time and Significance

By September 9, 2023No Comments
Vishwakarma Puja

Vishwakarma Puja 2023 is approaching, and we can’t keep calm! Do you remember how excited we used to be during this Puja in our childhood? Most of us have cherished memories of the Vishwakarma Puja celebration. As kids, a special sweet called “Boondi Laddu” offered as prasadam used to be one of the highlights of the Vishwakarma Puja celebration. 

Even as adults, this festival is no less of an excitement as it is related to labour and employment. This Puja celebrates the birth of Lord Vishwakarma, who has a brief influence on the history of the Hindu workers. With September hitting our doors, let’s learn all we can about the Vishwakarma Puja celebration and make a note of its important timings for the year 2023.

  • Vishwakarma Puja 2023 Date: September 17
  • Vishwakarma Puja 2023 Day: Sunday
  • Tithi Begins: September 17, Sunday, 7:36 AM
  • Tithi Ends: September 17, Sunday, 12:26 PM

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What is Vishwakarma Puja?

Vishwakarma Puja is held to remember and celebrate the birth of Lord Vishwakarma. Every year, people gather for Vishwakarma Puja Aarti in Kanya Sanskriti Muhurat to mark this day. It is a special day for workers as Lord Vishwakarma was a holy carpenter and architect in Indian mythology. Working people believe that celebrating Vishwakarma Puja is an auspicious moment for them.

With this Puja, they believe in receiving the divine blessings of Lord Biswakarma. This day motivates them to keep improving their craft in their professional field. Moreover, Factory workers and engineers worship electrical tools along with the deity’s idol.  You may always find roads and localities jammed during this day. Adults also encourage their kids to join in and enjoy the Puja with mantra chanting and special sweets.

Who is Lord Vishwakarma?

Lord Vishwakarma, as already mentioned, was a great Lord’s architect in Indian mythology, also called Devashilpi. He used to create artefacts, thrones, vehicles and palaces of Indian Gods and Goddesses. No wonder employees or workers look forward to his birthday! He was the son of Lord Brahma. According to Hindu mythology, he was born from the right thumb of Lord Brahma. And he was blessed with creative abilities.

The Rig Vega and Sthapadya Ved have great mentions of Lord Biswakarma in the field of science and mechanics. He also had great knowledge of Vastu. Hence, he can be called the first engineer of all time. He is famously known for creating the Pushpak Vimana (mythological flying chariots and palaces on Brahma’s instructions) for Lord Kuber. In fact, Lord Vishwakarma has designed many famous weapons and palaces.

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Top 6 Constructions by Lord Vishwakarma in History

  • He is the creator of the Heaven. 
  • He has built the Golden Lanka of Ravana. The palace initially belonged to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. 
  • Lord Vishwakarma created Hastinapur, the capital city of the Kuru kingdom of the Kauravas in Mahabharata.
  • The workland, or Karma bhumi of Lord Krishna, Dwarka, was built by him.
  • At the request of Lord Krishna, he also built the city Indraprastha on the west of the Yamuna river.
  • He built the Vijaya Dhanush for Lord Indra on Lord Shiva’s order, while the famous Trishul of Lord Shiva is also his creation.

Significance of Vishwakarma Puja 

We now know Vishwakarma Puja is an Indian festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu God of engineering and architecture – Lord Vishwakarma. Now, let us look at its importance in the Hindu culture.

  • Vishwakarma Puja holds its significance in the brief Vishwakarma puja history in Hinduism.
  • The history of Vishwakarma Puja dates back to ancient times when craftsmen and artisans used to worship Vishwakarma for their skills and expertise.
  • The festival is also associated with the start of the Industrial Revolution in India when factories and workshops were established.
  • Today, the situations are different as India has progressed,  but still, the celebration of this day is grand and full of devotion.
  • It is a time when people come together to offer prayers and seek the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma.
  • The festival is also an occasion for factory workers to showcase their skills and talents. They also decorate their homes with flowers and lights and make special sweets to offer to God.
  • It is a time of joy, happiness and unity as people gather to celebrate the holy architect and his creations.
  • Overall, Viswakarma Puja is a celebration of the creativity and skill of mankind. It is a reminder of the importance of hard work, dedication and devotion.

Vishwakarma Puja Rituals or Vidhi

We are quite warmed up about the general awareness of Viswakarma Puja now.  It is time to look at the step-wise ritual or vidhi followed during the day.

  • On the Vishwakarma Puja date, wake up early in the morning. Take a bath and ensure cleanliness before the vidhi starts.
  • After this, clean all the machines, instruments and tools that you use for daily purposes.
  • Now, whether you are at your workplace or at home, worship all the tools and machines available in front of you.
  • Do not forget to place the photo or idol of Lord Vishnu and Lord Vishwakarma, both for the Vishwakarma Puja aarti.
  • Now, offer kumkum, turmeric, Gulal, flowers, fruits, nuts, sweets, etc., to both the deities, noting the Vishwakarma Puja time.
  • Decorate the area with a Rangoli of flour and place seven grains on it.
  • Also, keep a Kalash of water with an Ashoka leaf for the Puja aarti.
  • Finally, light the incense stick and perform the Vishwakarma Puja aarti. 
  • During the aarti, chant the Vishwakarma Puja mantra – “ॐ आधार शक्तपे नम:, ओम कूमयि नम:, ओम अनन्तम नम:, पृथिव्यै नम:।(Om Aadhar Shaktpe Namah, Om Kumayi Namah, Om Anantam Namah, Prithivyai Namah)

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Top 5 Vishwakarma Puja Benefits

We now know what kind of importance Vishwakarma Puja holds for working people like businessmen, craftsmen, and engineers. Let us look briefly at the unparalleled benefits of Vishwakarma Puja, highlighting its impacts on individuals and society as a whole. 

1. Enhances Professional Growth

By observing Vishwakarma Puja, individuals can experience a significant boost in their professional growth and productivity. The festival serves as a reminder to appreciate the power of craftsmanship and the importance of innovation in one’s field of work. It inspires individuals to chase excellence, push their boundaries and continually improve their skills.

2. Ensures Business Profits

Recalling Lord Vishwakarma during the festival encourages individuals to use their minds and grow their businesses. When worshipped with utmost devotion, he blesses his devotees with prosperity and abundance. The Puja attracts divine blessings and ensures financial stability and growth. This dedication and commitment leads to increased recognition, career advancements and overall business profits.

3. Promotes Artistic Talents

Vishwakarma Puja is a celebration of art and innovation. Worshipping Lord Vishwakarma encourages individuals to tap into their creative potential and explore new horizons. It motivates us to think out of the box, find unique solutions to challenges, and tie ourselves to the ladder of innovation. Exploring artistic talents and creativity not only enhances professional attempts but also brings a sense of satisfaction.

4. Strengthens Community Bonding

This Puja is not just for individuals, but it celebrates togetherness and builds a community. The festivals bring people from various professions and backgrounds together. Communities organise grand celebrations where individuals share their knowledge, experiences and techniques with each other. This exchange of ideas promotes learning, collaboration and the overall growth of the community as one.

5. Ensures Safety and Protection

Celebrating Vishwakarma Jayanti or Puja is also associated with seeking the protection and safety of machines and tools. Lord Vishwakarma is believed to be the protector of workers, craftsmen and artisans. By performing rituals and asking for the Lord’s blessings, individuals can ensure the smooth functioning of machinery, prevent accidents, and safeguard against any unwanted accidents at workplaces.


Vishwakarma Puja is a festival that holds immense significance in the lives of craftsmen, artisans, and individuals linked to technology and machines. It is a time to seek the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma and promote craftsmanship, innovation and excellence in one’s chosen field. To learn more about life personally, get insights from our astrologers at InstaAstro.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Why Vishwakarma puja is celebrated?

Vishwakarma Puja celebrates the birth of Lord Vishwakarma, who is an architect and engineer of Gods and Goddesses. This celebration marks the importance of work, profession, tools and machines.

2. What is the time of Vishwakarma Puja in 2023?

The time of Vishwakarma Puja 2023 falls in the Kanya Sanskriti Muhurat. This time, the tithi for this Muhurat starts on 17th September, Sunday, 7:36 AM in the morning.

3. Is Vishwakarma Puja always on 17th September?

According to the Hindu Calendar, Vishwakarma Puja always falls on the last day of Indian Bhado month or Bhadra month. In the Gregorian calendar, this can occur between 16 to 18 September.

4. Can we work on Vishwakarma Day?

Working on Vishwakarma Day is optional. However, people who celebrate the occasion, specifically factory workers and engineers, try to avoid using machines on this day.

5. Is bank closed on Vishwakarma Puja?

Vishwakarma Puja 2023 is falling on a Sunday. That’s already a holiday. However, if this had not been the case, banks are always open and working during the festival.

6. Who is the son of Biswakarma?

Vishwakarma had five sons – Mannu, Maidev, Tavashta, Shilpi and Devagya. These are believed to form the ancestors of the five sub-groups of the Vishwakarma caste or community, namely – the gotras (clans) of blacksmiths, carpenters, bell metalworkers (metal casters), stonemasons and goldsmiths.

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