If you are born in Ranchi or some industrial town you will grow up with the following [ 1. Saraswati Puja ( Goddess of Knowledge) 2. Holi (Festival of color) 3. Vishwakarma Puja 4. Durga Puja (Goddess of Power), 5. Diwali (Festival of Light) (Goddess of Wealth), and 6. Chhath Puja (Sun God)] as a family and friends. There are many other which is more personal than public. The intent is to keep those private.
Today to go back in memory instead of the regular 5K I enjoyed 10K…well that was planned one – now to the topic. Vishwakarma Jayanti is a day of celebration for Vishwakarma, a Hindu god, the divine architect. Its also celebrated after Diwali in some part of the country or by country folks.
1. Its a Holiday no matter what day of the week it is since its always 17th September to celebrate the birthday of Lord Vishwakarma
2. Rain or Shine you make time to visit all places. It was more like a tour of those giant factories or plants. There were prizes for the best decorated and always goodies for the visitors and devotees.
3. You get to meet colleagues of your Dad and their kids. The brief talk about would be mainly what you are doing and what you intend to do next.
4. The compliment and courage from fellow Uncle and Aunt were always… very proud of your results or sports or growing tall or yes can do it were always musical to ears year on year.
5. Locally many artisans, craftsmen, mechanics, smiths, welders, industrial workers will invite us to their shops/stores and share sweets.
6. The common aspiration is to pray for a better future, the smooth functioning of various machines safe working conditions, and, above all, success in their respective fields.
Wishing those who celebrate a very Happy Vishwakarma Puja!