Vishwakarma विश्वकर्मा (“all-accomplishing, maker of all”/”all doer” is the personified Omnipotence and the abstract form of the creator God according to the Rig Veda.He is the presiding deity of all craftsmen and architects. He is believed to be the “Principal divine Architect of the Universe “, and the root concept of the later Upanishadic Brahman.
Vishwakarma is visualized as an indirect form of the Ultimate reality (later developed as Brahman) in the Rig Veda from whose navel all visible things Hiranyagarbha emanate. The same imagery is seen in Yajurveda purusha sukta, in which the divine smith Tvastar emerging from Vishwakarma. in the holy puranis this concept is seen in the imagery of Padmanabha and Sadasiva.
Shwethashwatharopanishad described him as Rudrasiva, the one who is dwelling in all living forms.
Vishwakarma is appeared both as the Rsi and the Silpi .In yajurveda the term is seen as one of names of pancha risis. Though the term is an epithet of suryanarayana, One of the seven rays of Surya is also known as viswakarma. Bhuvana Vishwakarma (Atharva/Angirasa Gothra)is a vedic Rsi who was the author of Rg 10-81,82 suktha, (Prabasa Vishwakarma) was probably a silpi and the son of Prabhas, the eighth hermit of the legendary Astam vasu and Yogasiddha, sister of Brihaspati. He is said to have revealed the Sthapatyaveda/vasthusastra or fourth Upa-veda, and presides over the sixty-four mechanical arts.
Vishvakarma [ God ]created five prajapathies — from his five faces such as sadyojatham,vamadevam, akhoram,isanam, oordham . They are Manu, Maya, Twosta, Silpy, Viswajna and their respective Rishis are
Sanaga Brahma Rishi
Sanaathana Brahma Rishi
Abhuvanasa Brahma Rishi
Prathnasa Brahma Rishi
Suparnasa Brahma Rishi
Silpi Vishwakarma is the designer of all the flying chariots of the gods, and all their weapons and divine attributes. Vishwakarma/Tvostar is also credited with creating the missiles used in the mythological era, including the Vajra, the sacred weapon of Lord Indra, from the bones of sage Dadhichi. He is regarded as the supreme worker, the very essence of excellence and quality in craftsmanship
In Mahabharata and Harivamsa, Viswakarma is the son of Vasu Prabhasa and Yoga-siddha. The Mahabharata describes him as “The Lord of the Arts, Executor of a thousand Handicrafts, the Carpenter of the Gods, the most eminent of Artisans, the Fashioner of all ornaments … and a great architect God…” In paintings he wears a crown and a large amount of gold jewelry and holds a water-pot, a book, a noose, and craftsman’s tools in his hands.
In some other Puranas he is the father of Barhishmatî and Samjna. The Ramayana represents him as having built the island-city of Lanka for the Shiva, and as God having generated the engineer twins apes Nala & neela, who helped inthe making of HolySri Ram sethu Rama’s bridge from the continent to the island
Since Vishwakarma is the divine engineer of the world. As a mark of reverence, he is not only worshiped by the engineering and architectural community but also by all professionals. It is customary for craftsmen to worship their tools in his name.Visvakarma Jayanthi.
Magh shukla tryodashi is celebrated as Vishwakarma Jayanthi by all industrial houses, artists, craftsmen, and weavers
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