National Tradesman Day

National Tradesman Day

Ispat Enterprises Pvt. Ltd is a provider of good quality building materials to the customers at affordable prices wishes you a very Happy National Tradesman Day.

Remember the famous photo of the builders who sat on the crane poles eating lunch while building the Empire State building? Those were tradesmen.

Tradesmen build our homes, roads, businesses, and schools. They are considered the backbone of every nation because they are doing the jobs that no one wants to do.

That’s why there is a day dedicated to them and their hard work, which includes recognition events, celebrations, and activities that present the hard work that they do.

History of Tradesmen Day

Irwin Tools, a world-class manufacturer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, founded the day in 2011 to honor the men and women who work hard to keep the United States running.

Irwin tools tend to host nominations for those who have made an impact in their community. However, this holiday is mainly about recognition, and thus many local towns who support their tradesmen are more likely to give out the awards to those who worked to sustain their communities.

Essentially, tradesmen are the start of great stories. Many actors, musicians, and artists tend to start off in these areas of work because of the availability of jobs in the market place.

However, these days people tend to look at the person’s work in the biggest moments of their life, instead of looking back on their previous jobs and seeing the efforts they’ve done there as an accomplishment in itself.

Today is National Tradesmen Day!

How to celebrate Tradesmen Day

To celebrate Tradesmen Day, tag a friend or family member who works in the industry on social media and thank them for their services. You can also talk with someone you know and learn more about their industry.

You can even create little trophies for them to thank them for the hard work they’ve done. You can create cards, make them dinner, host a party to give them a break. Basically, do anything that says “thank you” and they will definitely appreciate your kindness.

Happy Vishwakarma Puja

Vishwakarma Puja – The History, Significance, and Celebration in India.

Vishwakarma Puja is one of the famous festivals in India that is dedicated to Lord Vishwakarma. This Puja is synonymously known as Vishwakarma Jayanti, Vishwakarma Diwas, or Vishwakarma day. Vishwakarma is a Hindu God and a divine architect who created this universe.

Vishwakarma Puja
Lord Vishwakarma

The Vishwakarma festival is celebrated every year on the 17th of September. This festival is also observed according to the solar calendar instead of the lunar calendar. The festival is celebrated on the Kanya Sankranti i.e. when the Lord Surya leaves the Leo zodiac sign and enters the Virgo sign.

The people also do celebrate the Vishwakarma puja a day after the Diwali festival which is called Govardhan puja.

The puja time might differ little from place to place according to different Hindu Panchangs. You can follow your local Panchang to know the timing or you may ask your local astrologer who can guide you regarding the Puja Muhurt.

History of the Vishwakarma Puja

According to Hindu mythology, scripture, and ancient astrology books, Lord Vishwakarma is the divine architect of the world. He engineered the creation of the whole world.

He is said to have constructed the Holy city of Dwaraka which was ruled by Lord Krishna. Lord Vishwakarma also engineered very powerful and unique weapons for God. He also developed the Mahasabha of Pandavas.

As per the opinion available in the Rig Veda, Vishwakarma is known as a divine carpenter. He is the creator of the Sthaptya Veda, the science of architecture and mechanics.

Exotic India Marble Statue of Vishwakarma Ji

The Vishwakarma Puja is celebrated across different states in India such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Assam, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Tripura.

The festival is most importantly celebrated in the industrial topography and among the factories especially on the floor of the Shop or manufacturing head office.

The engineering and architectural community do pray and worship as a mark of reverence on the occasion of the Vishwakarma Jayanti. All the craftsmen, carpenters, engineers, mechanics, smiths, welders, factory workers, and industrial workers get united and pray the Lord Vishwakarma.

The Lord Vishwakarma is worshipped for the safety of the factory, manufacturing units, machinery, and betterment of the people working over there.

A special statue or idol is installed nearby every factory or workplace. These days, some people do install Lord Vishwakarma is a place according to the Vedic Vastu Shastra.

Vishwakarma Puja Pandal

How to celebrate Vishwakarma Jayanti

Generally, the factories and manufacturing units are closed on the days of Vishwakarma. All the family members of the factories get united. The people install the colorful pandals for the Puja performance.

The well-decorated idols of Lord Vishwakarma are installed in the Pandal according to the rituals in the Hindu scripture. The important tools are worshiped in the name of Vishwakarma. Even the profession of every individual of the factories is worshiped in the name of God of the architecture. The tools are not used until the next day.

The offering or Prasad is distributed among the people. The people go for lunch once the Puja performance is over.

Nowadays, most of the companies are equipped with IT. Hence the electronic machinery, computers, and servers are worshipped in the name Lord Vishwakarma.

Ispatgold wishes: 

On this blessed occasion of Vishwakarma Puja, may you be blessed with skills and creativity. Happy Vishwakarma Jayanti! – May Lord Vishwakarma – the creator of tools and machines, and deity of all craftsmen and architects endow upon you his virtue and goodwill. Happy Vishwakarma Jayanti!

Happy Engineers Day

Why do we celebrate Engineers Day?

Engineer’s Day occurs nationwide in India on September 15th. This day is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity, innovation, and practical skill of engineers, to learn more about engineering, and to get young people interested in becoming engineers.

His deeds became parables. Sir MV (third from left) and Jawaharlal Nehru.  

Origin

Engineer’s Day originated as a celebration of the life and work of one of India’s greatest engineers: Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Some people just refer to this man as ‘Sir MV’, for short. He lived from 1861 to 1962, and his birthday was on 15th September – hence the date of Engineer’s Day in India. Sir MV specialized in dams, for example, he was the Chief Engineer behind the construction of both the system of flood protection designed for the city of Hyderabad and the Krishna Raja Sagara dam which is located in the district of Mandya. He held many high positions in the engineering world, including the Chief Engineer and Secretary to the governor of Mysore. In addition, Sir MV was awarded various titles and accolades, including a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). Sir MV also worked on other projects besides dams, such as working on the Indian railway.

                                Sir M Visvesvaraya: The Engineer To Remember

 

He received his training at the University of Madras and then later at Pune’s engineering college. He later moved on to study, and later work, at the University of Bombay, which is where he received his first commission as a professional engineer: this commission involved working with the Indian Irrigation Commission. We might say that this was the first step towards him getting interested in dams and building the majestic dams that are currently so famous not just in India but worldwide. His legacy lives on in many of India’s most celebrated structures and feats of engineering and he reminds an inspirational figure for engineers and aspiring engineers in the present day.

India is not the only country to hold an Engineer’s Day, though the date of this day is (as we shall see below) unique to India for significant reasons. In Brazil, for example, Engineer’s Day is December 11th, reflecting the fact that on this date in 1933 a law was passed to regulate the engineering profession. In Bangladesh, this day is May 7th, and in Spain, it is on March 19th. Plenty of other countries throughout the world celebrate Engineer’s Day, whether annually or at longer intervals.

The significance of Engineer’s Day in India.

Engineer’s Day is significant for two reasons. Firstly, it is significant because it is a celebration of a great engineer and a great Indian historical figure. Secondly, it is more widely significant because it draws attention to, and celebrates, the achievements of the engineering community as a whole. This helps to motivate engineers across the nation, as well as inspiring girls and boys who have an aptitude for engineering to think about becoming engineers themselves. Engineers Day is a very important day because without engineering we wouldn’t have working transport infrastructure, we wouldn’t have dams, and we wouldn’t have buildings and bridges that are safe to travel across and live and work in.

Remembering the titan

Celebrations for Engineer’s Day.

Engineer’s Day celebrations can be a wonderful blend of comradeship, positivity, motivation, and education.

Each year in India, there is usually a set theme for Engineer’s Day. For example, in 2017, the theme for the day was the Role of Engineers in Developing India. This meant that using the theme as a touchstone, those celebrating the day thought about both the role of engineers in developing India in the past and tried to think of ways in which they could continue to develop India in the future as well.

Celebrations may be particularly big in Mysore because this is where much of Sir MV’s work was concentrated. Indeed, he is even known by some people as the Founder of Modern Mysore because he did so much to found new enterprises, and design new structures, for Mysore.

A special thanks to all the engineers present from Ispat Enterprises Private Limited:

Ispat Gold being a construction material producer as well as a supplier wishes all the engineers a very Happy and Safe Engineers Day.

There is no denying the amount of knowledge and technical skill that goes into designing and building a bridge, a building, or a hydraulic pump. We have so much to thank engineers for, from the roads that we drive on in our daily lives to the dams that help to provide us with a stable water supply.

 

Mahalaya-The beginning of Durga Puja

Mahalaya

Mahalaya is the day when Goddess Durga came down on the earth from heaven or Kailash Parvat. Kailash Parvat is a place where Goddess Durga resides with her family.

Mahalaya and Homecoming

The Bengali community celebrates this day mostly. The day of Mahalaya marks the beginning of Devi Paksha and the end of Pitri Paksha. Pitri Paksha is considered to be the period of mourning. From this day itself, the Bengalis have that “Pujo-Pujo” feeling.

What special thing happens on this day?

Mahalaya is celebrated mostly prior to a week of Durga Puja, although it can change. On this day some Hindu households perform the ritual of “pitritarpan”. They offer prayers to their ancestors in the form of “pind-daan”. 

                                                  The Significance of the day

The Occasion also includes giving”bhogs” to Brahmins. This day Goddess Durga along with her four children Kartik, Ganesh, Saraswati, and Laxmi came on the earth. 

The youth have different outlooks for this day. They start picturing the lightings, the Pandals, and also the potters in Kumartuli in Kolkata. 

On this day the Durga’s eyes have been painted by the potters which are known as “Chokkudaan”. 

Chokkudaan

How is this day is celebrated

The fervor of the Durga Puja festival begins with this day. Durga Puja starts from the seventh day of it and ends the tenth day of Dashami off on this day. There are several programs on television and radio are been performed. It is a famous day among every Bengali who religiously wakes up at 4 a.m. to listen to the Mahisasura Mardini by Birendra Krishna Bhadra. The mantras are assumed to invoke the Goddess and the religious hymns are picked up from the Hindu religious scripture Devi Mahatmyam or “Glory of the Goddess”.   

Goddess Durga

 People wake up in the morning, spend the day reciting prayers and hymns. 

The School colleges and also some workplaces are given holidays or half days because of the starting of the festival. 

Food and clothes are offered at the puja mandaps. The food offerings made for the ancestors are usually cooked in silver or copper vessels and typically offered on a banana leaf or cups made of dried leaves. The food generally includes kheer, lassi, rice, dal, spring bean vegetable, and yellow gourd.

MAHALAYA  2020

This time between Mahalaya and Durga puja there is a month’s gap which occurs but this time, “Mahashashthi” marks the beginning of the Durga Puja. Usually, the gap between ‘Mahalaya’ and ‘Mahashashthi’ is six days. But, this year ‘Mahasashthi’ is on October 22 this year. The 35-day gap between ‘Mahalaya’ and ‘Mashashthi’ is regarded as ‘mala mash’ or an ‘unholy month’ which has two new moons or ‘Amavasyas.’ So, ‘mala mash’ is a month when according to scriptures the auspicious rituals are avoided.

The most auspicious duration when Durga Puja is celebrated is the ‘Devi Paksha’ that will begin from October 17 this year. It starts with the first day of the Sharadiya Navratri which is also known as ‘Pratipad.’

Durga Puja

CORONA Restrictions

Due to the global pandemic this time. There is no excitement that has been shown as of now. The shopping of Bengalis starts prior to months before Mahalaya but this year is vague. 

People are facing financial constraints as most of the people have lost their jobs and the others are afraid. Many apps have been launched so that the people enjoy this festival sitting at their houses. The apps will allow people to offer personalized prayers, help them to understand mantras. The apps will also allow people to virtual visitors to contribute money to any puja committee.

Durga idol at Kolkata pandal 

Ispat Enterprises Pvt. Ltd wishes may the positivity removes all worries from your life, and give you the strength to face every strife. May Goddess Durga destroy all evil around you and fill your life with prosperity and happiness in this upcoming Durga Puja!

Secularism in India

Secularism in India

                                                               Secularism In India

Muharram

As per the first month of the Islamic calendar. Muharram is celebrated as the advent of the Islamic new year by participating Muslims all around the globe. It is considered to be the holiest month for Muslims after Ramadan.

During this solemn time observing Muslims refrain from taking part in any joyous event.

                                                        Muharram Celebration

Why is Muharram Celebrated? 

The tenth day of Muharram is known as the Day of Ashura and also sometimes as Mourning of Muharram. 

Sunni Muslims mark the day Nuh left the Ark, the day Prophet Musa was saved from the Pharaoh of Egypt by God, crossing the Red Sea with his people. It was on the tenth day of this month that Moses gained victory over the Pharaohs of Egypt. The most famous one being the Pharaoh of oppression.

The Shia Muslim community commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the son of Hazrat Ali and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Hussein was murdered during the Battle of Karbala.

The murder of Hussein in a month when war or fight is forbidden. Shia Muslims take this month to remember the bravery of Hussein and his family and mourns this month. 

Shia’s start off with the mourning from the first night of Muharram and the grief goes on for ten nights.

                                                Public gathering for Muharram

How is it celebrated?

Different factions of Muslims look into this day differently. For Sunnis, it is the day of celebration and for Shias, it is the day of mourning. Both the communities observe fast on this day. Sunni Muslims fast for an extra day. 

Some Shia Muslims gather at the mosques to cry over the death of Hussein. Some perform public rituals like chest-beating, self-flagellation with chains, and forehead cuttings.

The Sunnis Muslims look into this as a festival during which they maintain calm and silence. They keep a fast on Ashura as per Hadith of Prophet Muhammad. 

                                                       Celebrating Muharram

Muharram Celebrated  India:

In India, Muharram is considered as a holiday. This means that government offices, banks, and post offices are closed and others work on a half-day basis.

On this day parades and large gatherings took place in the streets. Men beating their chest and self-flagellation with chains can be shown on the streets. 

Muslims cook something sweet like sweet rice and share with family and friends to eat after the fast.

                                  People on the street in India during Muharram

Ispat Gold on Muharram:

On the occasion of Muharram. Ispat Gold wishes everyone Happy Muharram and wishes everyone to stay safe. Celebrate Muharram by maintaining all the norms and precautions required due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If anyone is looking for building materials due to check up our website. Click here

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganpati Bappa Morya

Lord Ganesha in a Pandel

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrating the adventuring of Lord Ganesh in the earth from Kailash Parvat(which is popularly believed as the home of the lord). The festival was first publicly celebrated at Pune during the era of Shivaji who was the founder of the Maratha Empire. The festival is celebrated by bringing in Lord Ganesh’s Murti at the pandals for public worshipping and in private houses also to show there’s enumerable love by treating lord as a member of the family. Lord Ganesha is believed to be the God who has been worshipped before any other god and also known as “the God of New Beginnings” and “the Remover of Obstacles” is also considered to be intelligent, fearless and powerful.

The festival starts by offering prayers to the lord by showing devotion through keeping fast and through chanting of mantras from Hindu religious texts books. Festivals in India would be considered as insipid if sweets are not added with it, Modak believed to be the best-loved sweet by the lord after the tenth day of the puja, the idol is been carried with public dancing to the beats of music in possession where people gather to bid a final goodbye to the lord hoping, wishing and waiting for another year until he comes again and immersed the “Murtis” into the nearby water bodies.

The Stories of Lord Ganesha: The lessons to inculcate

Story-1 Lord Ganesha

Since the days of our childhood, all of us had been hearing stories of Lord Ganesh’s, who is the God of Wisdom. 

Lord Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, she once has gone to take bath then she had made a human form out of a Tumeric paste and breathed life into that. Parvati accepted him as his son and after that ordered him on guard duty at the door outside there house while she was taking bathe. Shiva then came back home from his meditation to his surprise he found a boy who was not letting him enter in his own house even after so much of pleading as he was obeying his mother, but this made Shiva very angry, Thus unknowing of the fact that He is his son in his anger with his seraphic rage severed his head into two parts leading to the death of the boy. Parvati after perceiving the news sobs and started giving threats to destroy the whole earth if her child is not been alive again. Shiva then learning his mistake felt remorse about it but the truth is the boy had died so if they wanted him to be alive he would need ahead so Shiva ordered his bull Nandi to bring ahead of the first child he would see who is away from his mother but, Nandi didn’t find the head of a child but a child elephant’s head so he gave that to Shiva and so he placed the head of the elephant in the boy’s body, thus brought him with life again. All the gods present there showered their blessings and was proud to watch his valorous persona, Lord Shiva then named him as Ganesh as known as “Ganapati”

  • We learned from Ganesh his respect, devotion, and love for his mother even though repeated warnings from Lord Shiva did not allow him to enter, obeying his mother’s order.

Lord Ganesha

Story- 2 of Lord Ganesha

Once there was a competition between Ganesh and his younger brother Karthick who can travel around the whole universe seven times first will be declared as the winner. Karthik had peacock as his “Vahaan” that’s why he took the lead and went to fulfill that, on the other hand, Ganesh “Vahan” was mouse so he was unable to perform the task. Due to his presence of mind and his high held notions for his parents, he has gone to his parents who were sitting together. He traveled seven times around them as he considered his parents his whole universe. Karthik returned back and came to know about Ganesh’s intelligence and winning the competition.

Lord Ganesh taught us that there is no more important person than parents in this entire universe, so we should always respect them with all our hearts.

Image of Lord Ganesh with Family

Image of Lord Ganesh with Family
Ganesh Chaturthi during this pandemic:

On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, from the family of  Ispatgold wishing you all Happy Ganesh Chaturthi with all being healthy, a heartful of exuberance and prosperity in life. 

These days are hard for all of us, but still, we can celebrate the festival by maintaining all the norms, precautions, and staying at home unless it is very important to move out.

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

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