Jul 29, 2010

Sri Madvirat Potuluri Veera Brahmam Garu

Lord 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 architect of all the gods' palaces. Vishwakarma is also the designer of all the flying chariots of the gods.
The Mahabharata describes him as "The lord of the arts, executor of a thousand handicrafts, 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.

Vishwabrahmins are descended from five sons of lord Vishwakarma. They are Manu (blacksmith), Maya (carpenter), Thwastha (metal craftsman), Silpi (stone-carver) Vishvajnya (goldsmith).