Today in this article we are going to tell about the world’s first engineer and architect i.e. Lord Vishwakarma. Vishwakarma means the creator of everything. Vishwakarma has been called the architect of the universe in Rigveda.
When his day is celebrated?
Vishwakarma Puja in some parts of India, it is celebrated on the second day of Diwali. Sage Vishwakarma is worshiped on the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. It is said about him that Lord Vishwakarma was born on this day. That’s why Vishwakarma is worshiped on this day.
Origin of Lord Vishwakarma
According to mythology, at the beginning of creation, first of all, ‘Narayan’ i.e. Lord Vishnu appeared in the ocean on the bed of rest. Four-faced Brahma was visible from his navel-lotus. Brahma’s son was ‘Dharma’ and Dharma’s son was ‘Vastudev’. It is said that ‘Vastu’ was the seventh son born from a woman named ‘Vastu’ of religion, who was the originator of Shilpashastra. Vishwakarma was born from the same Vastudev’s wife named ‘Angirasi’. Like his father, Vishwakarma also became a unique master of architecture.
Creator of Famous things
It is believed that the Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu and the Trishul of Lord Shiva were also made by sage Vishwakarma. According to beliefs, Lord Vishwakarma had made everything from Golden Lanka to Pushpak Vimana. Vishwakarma made all the things used by the gods and made them so beautifully that anyone would be fascinated by them.
Deity of architects
Lord Vishwakarma is considered the deity of carpenters, goldsmiths, blacksmiths, masons, and every person who has the quality of craftsmanship. It is believed that he discovered the fourth sub-Veda and he was proficient in 64 mechanical arts.
Weapons made by him
Vishwakarma made all the weapons and flying chariots of the gods. Pushpak Viman was also made by Vishwakarma. Along with Lord Indra’s thunderbolt vajra, Vishwakarma was also the one who made Lord Krishna’s Sudarshan Chakra.
Famous places created by him
The Gold city Lanka of Ravana, which was discussed in the whole world, was also built by Vishwakarma. However, this Lanka did not always belong to Ravana. According to Hindu belief, Lord Shiva and Parvati invited Ravana to Lanka for the housewarming ceremony, as Ravana was also a Brahmin. After the housewarming ceremony, Lord Shiva asked Ravana to ask for Dakshina, so Ravana, fascinated by the beauty of Lanka, asked for gold Lanka in Dakshina, and Shiva handed it over to Ravana.
It is said that Indraprastha was a very beautiful city. From the floor of the palace to the pond and well was very beautiful. Vishwakarma had built this beautiful city. This beautiful city also became the reason for the War of Mahabharata. When the Pandavas invited the Kauravas to Indraprastha, Duryodhana stepped into the pool in front of him thinking it to be flat, and fell, seeing which Draupadi laughed out loud and taunted Duryodhana saying, the blind son of the blind. Duryodhana could not forget his humiliation and the war of Mahabharata was the result of this.
Vishwakarma was also the builder of Krishna’s city Dwarka. It is said that the city of Dwarka was built by Vishwakarma in a single night. Apart from Dwarka, Vishwakarma also built Swarglok in Satyug and Hastinapur in Dwaparayug.
Temples built by him
A total of 22 temples and 24 deities are present in the Baba temple complex of Deoghar, Jharkhand, India. It is said that it was built by Lord Vishwakarma himself. According to beliefs, earlier there used to be a forest, at this place all the deities decided to establish a temple. After this, the responsibility was given to Devshilpi. Lord Vishwakarma built this temple in one night.
It is said that when Lord Vishwakarma started making his temple grander than Baidyanath’s temple, then all the deities saw that Baba was making his temple grander than Baidyanath’s temple, which is not right. When the deities told him that how can you build your temple bigger than the temple of Bholenath. Then he got angry and said that he is Jagannath, so only his temple will be grand.
Seeing the stubbornness of Lord Vishwakarma, the gods together took the form of a rooster. After that, he woke up Lord Vishwakarma and said that it is morning, and the construction work should be stopped. Lord Vishwakarma got caught in the trap of the gods and left the work of his temple incomplete. Today this temple is known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
Many forms of Lord Vishwakarma are told – two-armed, four-armed, and ten-armed and one-faced, four-faced, and five-faced. He has five sons named Manu, Maya, Tvashta, Shilpi, and Daivagya. It is also believed that these five were proficient in different styles of architecture and invented many things. In this context, Manu is associated with iron, Maya with wood, Tvashta with bronze and copper, Shilpi brick, and Daivagya with gold and silver.
On the day of Vishwakarma’s Puja, machines are worshiped in all factories and factories. Workers and artisans especially make this puja with pomp. By this, it is meant that worshiping Baba Vishwakarma is necessary and auspicious for men who have the desire of wealth-grains and happiness-prosperity.