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Did the divine architect Vishwakarma cause the Earth to submerge?

Vishwakarma, AKA Tvashta, is the architect of the gods. He built, among other things, Indra's city of Amaravati, Krishna's city of Dwaraka, and Ravana's city of Lanka. His daughter Sanjana married ...
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Who is the wife of Prabhas & the mother of Vishwakarma?

The Harivamsha states that Brihaspati’s sister was a beautiful lady who became the wife of the eighth Vasu, Prabhas & Vishvakarma was born from her! Brihaspati’s sister was a beautiful lady who ...
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Are Vedic Gods Tvashtar And Vishwakarma the same?

Lord tvastar is an artisan God who is praised In the Vedas and Vishwakarma is also considered An artisan God in puranas and epics. So are these the different names of the same god or are they two ...
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Who is the mother-in-law of Surya?

I have heard stories of Surya getting married to Vishwakarma's daughter but I don't know the name of Vishwakarma's wife. Who was she and what is her story?
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Which scripture mentions Vishwakarma made the idols at Jagannatha?

I had always head that Vishwakarma was designing the deities at Jagannatha when he was disturbed that is why he left them incomplete. But I couldn't find any reference in the scriptures for the same. ...
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Detailed history of Lord Vishwakarma

Does anyone know about history of Lord Vishwakarma? please write details about it.
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Was Maya Danav actually the son of Vishwakarma?

As shared in the answer of a different question I had asked I go to know that the Vayu Puran mentions the following: The text says that Surenu, the daughter of Tvastha and wife of Surya was Maya's ...
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What is the story of Vishwakarma creating the Saunanda mace used by Balrama?

The Markandeya Puran Section 1.11.5 mentions the following story: There lives a highly powerful and fierce Danava in Rasatala. He makes the earth yawn and therefore he is called Kujrimbha. Whatever ...
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Why is the divine architect Vishwakarma considered a descendant of Bhrigu?

Every Brahmin is a descendant of sages, which is why every Gotra or clan of Brahmins has an associated list of Pravaras, a list of the sages they're descended from. For instance, I am a Brahmana ...