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Vishwakarma Jayanti 2022 – The Best Creations Of Lord Vishwakarma 

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All workmen and craftsmen celebrate Vishwakarma Puja to increase their productivity and come up with innovative ideas. But the biggest question is who is Vishwakarma? Lord Vishwakarma is the god of engineering. It is believed that Vishwakarma built the world and the palaces of the gods. On the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti 2022, let us understand why Vishwakarma puja is celebrated on 17 September. This article will give you a glance at the best creations of lord Vishwakarma and Lord Vishwakarma family tree.

Who Is Vishwakarma?

Lord Vishwakarma is the Hindu God of Architecture and is often referred to as the son of Lord Brahma. Vishwakarma is said to have crafted all the weapons and chariots of the gods including the famous Vajra of Lord Indra. There are many more creations of lord Vishwakarma.

Vishwakarma Jayanti 2022

Vishwakarma Jayanti marks the birth of Lord Vishwakarma. The Vishwakarma Jayanti 2022 is celebrated on September 17. The auspicious time for Vishwakarma Puja is said to be from 7:36 am to 9:38 pm.

Why is Vishwakarma Puja celebrated on September 17?

The Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated on the last day of the month of Bhadrapada. This day spans three days of the Gregorian Calendar: September 16 – 18. Thus, it was decided that this year, Vishwakarma Puja will take place on September 17.

Vishwakarma Jayanti 2022 - The Best Creations Of Lord Vishwakarma

Lord Vishwakarma Family Tree

  • Vishwakarma has three daughters named Barhishmati, Samjna, and Chitrangada. 
  • In some scriptures, Gritachi is said to be the wife of Vishwakarma. 
  • Nala, a vanara, created to assist Lord Ram is a son of Vishwakarma and some people believe that Vishvarupa is the son of Vishwakarma. 
  • Some believe that he is the son of Lord Brahma while others believe that he was born to Vasu Prabhasa and Yoga-Siddha. In the Puranas, he is said to be the son of Vastu.

The Best Creations of Lord Vishwakarma

1. Dwarka

At the request of Lord Krishna, Vishwakarma built Dwarka, a land of unimaginable beauty. Dwarka was built to protect Lord Krishna’s people from Jarasandh, the father-in-law of Kamsa, who attacked Mathura 17 times. Jarasandh wanted revenge as Kamsa had been killed by Lord Krishna. 

2. Hastinapur

Vishwakarma also built the capital city of the Pandavas and the Kauravas named Hastinapur. It is known as one of the famous creations of lord Vishwakarma.

3. Indraprastha

King Dhritrashtra, partitioned Hastinapur and gave Khaandavprastha to the Pandavas. Lord Vishwakarma at the behest of Lord Krishna built the capital city of the Kingdom which was named Indraprastha. In Mahabharata, Indraprastha is described as the ideal city (the paramount for how a city must be built).

4. Swarna Lanka

It is one of the best creations of lord Vishwakarma. Golden Lanka is the kingdom of the antagonist of Ramayan, King Ravana. Originally built for Lord Shiva, the palace built by Vishwakarma was given to Ravana as a reward for performing the Grahapravesh Ritual. 

5. Pushpak Vimana

Ramayana speaks of a special plane called Pushpak Vimana. It was built by Vishwakarma under the orders of Lord Brahma and is said to be the size of a large city capable of holding innumerable passengers. It was originally owned by Lord Gubera before being stolen by Ravana. After the death of Ravana in the battle against Lord Ram, Vibhishana (brother of Ravana) asked Lord Ram to use the Pushpak Vimana to reach Ayodhya.

Conclusion

There is no doubt as to the tremendous skill of Lord Vishwakarma when it comes to crafting or building things. One may even go so far as to say that his skill is unparalleled.

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