Vishwakarma - Lord of Architecture

Shri Vishwakarma’s Ji was born on friday, maghshukla trosadi in 28th ansh of punarvanshu nakshtra.

Grandfather’s Name    –  Shri Prajapati

Grandmother’s Name  –   Shrimati Prabhata

Father’s Name             –  Shri Prabhash Rishi

Mother’s Name             –  Shrimati Bhuvna (Yog Sidha) D/o Shri Angira Rishi

WIfe Name                   –  Shrimati Praladhi Devi

Shri Vishwakarma Ji had five Sons and two Daughters.

Name of Son’s             –  Mannu, Maidev, Tavashta, Shilpi and Devagya.

Name of Daughter’s    –  Sanghya (Married with Suraj Devta), Brahsamati (Married with Prithvipati Maharaj Priyevarat)

The divine draftsman Vishwakarma is the presiding deity of all craftsmen and architects. Son of Brahma, he is the divine draftsman of the whole universe, and the official builder of all the gods’ palaces. Vishwakarma is also the designer of all the flying chariots of the gods, and all their weapons.

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 and immortal god.” He has four hands, wears a crown,

loads of gold jewelry, and holds a water-pot, a book, a noose and craftsman’s tools in his hands. Hindu mythology is full of Vishwakarma’s many architectural wonders. Through the four ‘yugas’, he had built several towns and palaces for the gods. In “Satya yuga”, he built the Swarg Loke, or heaven, the abode of the gods and demigods where Lord Indra rules. Vishwakarma then built the ‘Sone ki Lanka’ in “Treta yuga”, the city of Dwarka in “Dwapar yuga”, and Hastinapur and Indraprastha in the “Kali yuga”.