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Viśvakarman

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Viśvakarman (‘ maker of all’) In the Ṛg Veda, the creative principle, personified as the deva who creates the world through sacrifice;

Viśvakarman The Sanskrit name occurring in the Puranas where it is told that he is the “All-Creator,” making a sacrifice of himself for the good of all and ascending into heaven.

In the Vedas Visvakarman is equivalent to Prajapati or Brahma, the creator of all things and the architect of the universe.

Viśvakarman All Accomplishing”), in Hindu mythology, the architect of the gods.

The name was originally used as an epithet of any powerful god but later came to personify creative power.

Viśvakarman is the divine carpenter and master craftsman who fashioned the weapons of the gods and built their cities and chariots.

He is the architect of the mythical city, Laṅkā, and is also said to have made the great image of Jagannātha at Puri (Orissa).

He revealed the sciences of architecture and mechanics to men and is the patron deity of workmen, artisans, and artists.