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Viswakarma Jayanthi- 16th Sep, LITTLE OR UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE ENGINEER OF THE WORLD- FIRST IN HISTORY!!
Vishvakarmas and their amazing craft first in the world is being revealed to the world at large. Vishvakarma means Creator of the world. Maya was the first Vishvakarma, father of Mandothari, the wife of Asura king Ravana of Lanka. Since he was an asura, he was called "mayasura". He was credited with great mathematical and astronomical works 'Surya Siddhantam' and also the engineering marvel "Mayamatam" an encyclopedia of architecture.
Mayasura was the first Vishvakarma and the descendants live even today in Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, India!!. The engineers and architects of the Vishvakarma lineage is broadly specialized in 5 areas:
1. Carpentry (Kotak , Takshak which becomes Tachchan in Tamil etc.) 2. Metallurgy (Lohar from which comes Lohia) 3. Stone and idol work (Shilpi, Murtikar) 4. Gold work (Sonar) 5.Town planning and Temple design (Stapathi)(source-bharatgyan)
Rama Setu, the contraversial bridge between India and Srilanka
Rama setu, the man-made bridge was built by the nala and nila of the Vishvakarma lineage in October 5076 BC.(source, bharathgyan. Lankapuri, the capital of Ravana,also was built by the mayasura.
Vishvakarma's helped Lord Krishna
During the Mahabharata periods , the Indraprastha palace floors were embellished by the Maya around 3080 BC.
They helped Krishna also to build the coastal city of Dwaraka. Vishvakarma Sukta in the Vedas describe craft of the Universe and how it came to existence. Vishvakarmas are skilled in construction of multiple structures like bridges, townships,buildings with metal, wood, and stone!! to name a few!!
Many Vishvakarmas excel as engineers even today! The Vishvakarma Jayanthi is celebrated in the north Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Bihar and in Nepal among others. Ancient to modern, the contribution of the Vishvakarmas have been amazing!! HAPPY VISHVAKARMA JAYANTHI!!
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