Vishwakarma is known as the divine engineer since the
Puranic age. As a mark of reverence He is still worshipped specially by
the engineering community. The festival is observed on the "Kanya
Sankranti Day", which follows the "Ganesh Puja", in every
industrial towns of Orissa. Towns like Hirakud and Rourkela present the
grandest ceremony on the occasion depicting different fire works connected
with modern technology.