Bhubaneswar: Vishwakarma Puja, dedicated to the Hindu deity Vishwakarma – the main architect of the Universe, is being celebrated across Odisha today.
Factories, garages, engineering institutes and workshops, donning colorful floral decorations celebrated the festival with gaiety.
Similarly, pandals of different sizes have been put up in various parts of the capital city and across the state.
The deity is regarded as the ace architect with the credit of designing and constructing swarg (heaven) in Hindu mythology and even Hastinapur and Indraprastha in the Mahabharat. According to Odia legends, it is widely believed that Vishwakarma is the sculptor, who has created the idols of Lord Jagannath and His siblings.