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    About Vishvakarman

    Vishvakarma - The Divine Architect

    The name Vishvakarma is the compound of two words, ‘Vishva’ meaning universe and ‘Karma’ meaning deeds or actions, so Vishvakarma is the ‘all doer’, one who is all-accomplishing and maker of all. He is the architect of the universe and therefore is prayed by all architects and craftsmen. Lord BrahmaBrahmaBrahma
    According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)...
    (one of the Supreme Gods of Universe, also known as the Creator) is the divine draftsman of the universe and Vishvakarma brings everything into reality by giving it shape. He is known for creating god’s palaces, flying chariots and divine weapons used by Gods.

    He has multi-dimensional vision and supreme strength, thus according to RigVeda (sacred Sanskrit scriptures on Hinduism) Vishvakarma is the personification of Omnipotence who resides in all living forms and their creation.

    Legend of Birth


    When Gods and demons were performing, Samudhra Mantha (an elaborate process of churning the ocean), various jewels came out of the ocean. Vishvakarma was one of them. In Mahabharata, a Hindu epic, Vishvakarma is described as the lord of the arts, the carpenter of the Gods and most eminent artisan.

    Symbolism


    Vishvakarma, like various other deities, is a four armed God. He wears a golden crown and lots of gold jewelry. He holds a water pot in one hand and a book in another. He also has a noose and tools used for craftsmanship.

    Vishvakarma’s Creations

    Though it is considered that every work of art is inspired by Vishvakarma, there are a few architectural wonders that are built by him personally. He built the heaven for the Gods and a weapon named Vajra It is a Sanskrit word which means thunderbolt as well as diamond. Hence, it is the name given to a ritual weapon which is both indestructible and strong like a diamond, and irresistible like a thunderbolt(thunderbolt), especially for Lord Indra (the God of thunder and lightning).

    He created the Golden Lanka for Lord Shiva, (one of the Supreme Hindu God, also known as the Destroyer) and his consort ParvatiParvatiParvati
    After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
    , the Goddess of love, fertility and devotion. They wanted to reside in a beautiful palace after their marriage. After the completion of the palace, ShivaShivaShiva
    Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
    called Pulastya (a sage and grandfather of Ravana, the later King of Lanka and Kubera, the God of wealth) for a house warming ceremony. So mesmerized was the sage that he asked for the palace in return of his services. Shiva happily agreed and granted the wish. The palace was later passed on to KuberaKuberaKubera
     Kubera is the God of wealth & is known as Dhanpati ...
    who was overthrown by Ravana and took the possession of the palace.

    Vishvakarma also built Dwarka, the ‘Karma Bhumi’ (center of operation) for Lord KrishnaKrishnaKrishna
    It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must...
    (incarnation of Lord VishnuVishnuVishnu
    Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,..
    , also known as the preserver) overnight. He is also the architect of Hastinapur It is a town in Meerut district, situated in Uttar Pradesh. The name Hastinapur, is a compound of two Sanskrit words, ‘Hasti’ meaning elephant and ‘puram’ meaning city. So the city is named after elephants. The place got its prime importance from the days of Mahabharata. The Kuru dynasty came into existence from this very place. It was the capital of Kuru dynasty. It is located on the banks of Ganga. All the Kauravas were born here. The two most ancient temples of this place are Shri Digamber Jain Bada Mandir which is a Jain temple whereas Pandeshwar temple is 7000 years old and is dedicated to Shiva. where the two warring families of Mahabharta, Kauravs and Pandavas lived. Before the war, Pandavas, the five sons of King Pandu, lived in a town Indraprastha which was also built by Vishvakarma.

    Vishvakarma Day

    Two days are dedicated to Vishvakarma. One is fixed, i.e., 17 September and one is the day after Diwali (the Hindu festival of lights). The ritual takes place in the factory premises where the workers and their families get together to pray to Vishvakarma for increase in their productivity and creativity. They also ask for a healthy and safe environment with their tools and machinery working properly and a better future. They put Kumkum (vermillion) on their tools and pray to an image of Vishvakarma. The Mantra A group of sacred words chanted in order to gain something, be it materialistic pleasures or peaceful mind(a group of sacred words) OM it is a sacred sound, which is meditated upon and considered as a spiritual icon by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. It is the primordial sound which is considered infinite, all encompassing, the truth of existence, the ultimate reality of the universe, the cause of life and the ultimate reality of being. It is the finest essence of life which helps in gaining the knowledge of self and the universe. Shree Shrishtinathaya Sarvasidhhaya Vishwakarmaya Namo Namah is recited while performing the ritual. People thank Vishvakarma for bestowing skills and talents on them which enable them to earn livelihood. They do not use the tools for the day after the ritual and take a day off. This ritual is followed almost everywhere, like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, Bihar etc., except in South India.
     



     
     

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