According to Hindu Mythology, after Chamundeswari slaying of Mahisasura and other asuras, there was no more use of her weapons. So the weapons were kept aside and worshiped. This Ayudha puja is being celebrated since that time. Other reason, Arjuna took back his weapons which he had hidden in a Bani tree in order to lead a disguise life promised period of exile. It is believed that one who begins or renovates his learning to work on the tenth day “Vijayadashami Day” will acquire a grand success as Arjuna did in Kurukshetra war.
Whether it is the plough, vegetable vendor or student, the Ayudha Puja worship of whatever implements we use day-to-day life. On the preceding evening, it is traditional to place these tools on an altar of the pooja room near the divine. This depicts the thought of
WORK IS WORSHIP;
One’s work is an offering to God.
In Hinduism it is a customary to bend down before the tools before you use or starting the work; expressing our gratitude to the god for the work we ha has given in past and for the future.
Although Ayudha Pooja festival is observed in all homes, offices, workshops and temples, It is also widely visible as it is manifested on the streets and corridors. All types of Vehicles including the bicycles will be cleaned out in the streets after water wash and decorated with flowers and frills. And all the smaller ones getting ready to for their aksharaabiyas…