Who is Vishwakarma Caste?
Vishwakarma Caste is a community or that has pursued engineering, art and architecture occupations in India, and is a follower of Lord Vishwakarma. They are found all over India including Blacksmith, carpenters, metal crafts, goldsmiths, etc. The origins of Brahmins Being Hindu, the Hindu law allows him to wear Yajnopaveet, perform ritualistic work and hold the same position as Brahmins. Therefore, he is also known as Vishwabrahman.
DIFFERENT NAMES OF VISHWAKARMA CASTE (VISHWABRAHMIN) AND ITS MEANING
Brahminism basically divided in to two groups.
|1. ARSHEYA BRAHMANEYAM||2. PARUSHEYA BRAHMANEYAM.|
It is only Vishwakarma Caste’sBrahmins belong to PARUSHEYA Section.
|In South India:||In North India:|
As long as many goldsmiths are descendants of the Brahmin dynasty, people of the Kshatriya have also adopted the works of Vishvabrahmans, , goldsmithing and jewelery manufacturing. For example, in the Punjab region of North India, another group of Vishwakarma / Goldsmiths, the Mair Rajputs, came down from the Rajput warriors of Rajasthan.
Consequently, Vishwabrahmans have surnames that are similar to those of the Brahmin or Kshatriya caste. for example,
|Brahmin: Verma, Sharma, Rao, Rastogi, Acharya / Acharya, Chari, Jha, Ranjan, Dixit, Dhiman, Panchal.|
|Kshatriya: Soni, Singh, Mayor / Mayor / Meher, Katta, Seth, Chauhan, Babbar, Rana, Sisodia, Gogna Shinh, Sahadev, Sudera, Kanda, Karwal|
GOTRAS OF VISHWAKARMA CASTE
Vishwabrahmins are classified into 5 Gotras:-
- Sanaga Rishi
- Abhuvanasa Rishi
- Sanaathana Rishi
- Suparnasa Rishi
- Prathnasa Rish
Traditional name of Gotra identified by their particulr work.
- Manu (blacksmith),
- Thwastha (metalcraftsman),
- Maya (carpenter),
- Silpi (stone-carver)
Vishwakarma Caste’s all five gotras are divided into a total of 25 sub-clans (sub-clans).