This year also we celebrated Vishwakarma Pooja at our works with great enthusiasm. We, Hindus widely regard Vishwakarma as the god of architecture and engineering, and September 16 or 17 every year is celebrated as Vishwakarma Puja — a resolution time for workers and Engineers to increase productivity and gain divine inspiration for developing new products. This ritual usually takes place within the factory premises or shop floor.
Lord Vishwakarma is considered to be devine Engineer & Architect of Univers. He is credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture. Vishwakarma is also credited for creating the missiles used in the mythological era, including the Vajra the sacred weapon of Lord Indra. Among the many mythical towns Viswakarma built is Dwarka, the capital of Lord Krishna. In the present "Kali Yuga", Vishwakarma is said to have built the town of Hastinapur, the capital of Kauravas and Pandavas, the warring families of the Mahabharata. Vishwakarma also built the town of Indraprastha for the Pandavas.
Thanks to all of my colleagues, seniors and workers who actively participated in this pooja.
My special thanks to all kids who presented the wonderful songs on this occasion and made the program more delightful.
September 17, 2009