Biswakarma Puja is an important observance and festival in Bengal, Orissa and other parts of Eastern India. It is dedicated to Biswakarma, the divine architect of the universe in Hinduism. Biswakarma Puja 2017 date is September 17 in Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and Orissa.
Artisans, carpenters, craftsmen, mechanics, smiths, welders, industrial workers, factory workers and workers of all kind worship Biswakarma on this day and pray for a peaceful life, good future, safe working conditions and success in their respective fields.
In Hindu religion, Biswakarma is the divine architect of the universe. He is also called the divine carpenter and is mentioned in the Rig Veda and is believed to have composed the Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture.
Freshly prepared idols of Lord Biswakarma are installed at workplaces and factories. Special pujas are held on the day. Workers organize and participate in cultural activities and there is also sumptuous feast on the day.