Vishwakarma Jayanti 2024: Here's the History, Significance, and Rituals
Vishwakarma Jayanti 2024: Here's the History, Significance, and Rituals

Vishwakarma Jayanti 2024 falls on Thursday, February 22, marking a day of celebration and reverence for Lord Vishwakarma, the divine architect. This year, the auspicious occasion coincides with the Trayodashi date of Magh Shukla Paksha, which spans from February 21 to February 22, according to the Panchang. As per Udayatithi, Vishwakarma Jayanti is specifically observed on February 22.

Vishwakarma Jayanti History:
According to ancient texts, Lord Vishwakarma was born on the Trayodashi day of the Magh month, which aligns with January or February in the Gregorian calendar. Regarded as the universe's foremost architect, Lord Vishwakarma is venerated on this day by Hindus worldwide. He is credited with the creation of celestial realms such as Indradev's heaven and remarkable structures like Lord Krishna's palace in Dwarka, as well as the golden city of Lanka for Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Additionally, Lord Vishwakarma is believed to have crafted divine weapons including the trident of Mahadev and the Sudarshan Chakra.

Vishwakarma Jayanti Significance:
Vishwakarma Jayanti holds significant importance in Hinduism, especially for professionals such as engineers, artisans, laborers, factory workers, carpenters, architects, and sculptors. It serves as a day for them to pay homage to Lord Vishwakarma and seek his blessings for success in their respective fields. The occasion underscores the appreciation for divine craftsmanship and its impact on shaping the world.

Vishwakarma Jayanti Rituals:
Devotees observe Vishwakarma Jayanti by beginning their day with an early wake-up, followed by a bath and a change into fresh clothes before sunrise. They then proceed to clean their homes, factories, or shops, and perform puja rituals. Ganga water is used to purify the surroundings, and rangolis are created to adorn the space. The idol of Lord Vishwakarma is placed in temples, accompanied by the lighting of lamps with desi ghee and the offering of flowers.

Vishwakarma Jayanti 2024 signifies a day of reverence, gratitude, and seeking divine blessings for success and prosperity in various professions.

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