On the auspicious day of Vishwarkarma Puja, we were all invited to the workshop for prayer and offerings. Vishwakarma is known as the Hindu God of architecture and also the divine carpenter. 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." On this day offerings are made to Vishwakarma himself as well as the tools and machines used on site.
As we entered the workshop, the site staff had put up decorations to celebrate the auspicious day. We paid obeisance to the machines and tools, and then were given sweets and special food that had been prepared for the Puja.
As we stepped out of the workshop with full bellies after all the yummy food offered to us, we made sure we got a picture to commemorate the auspicious day - a picture of everyone from office and from site!