Deity of all craftsmen Lord Vishwakarma "The lord of the arts, executor of a thousand handicrafts, the carpenter of the gods, the most eminent of artisans, the fashioner of all ornaments ... and a great and immortal god." He has four hands, wears a crown, loads of gold jewelry, and holds a water-pot, a book, a noose and craftsman's tools in his hands.
“Shikhalkari in Jalna” Population in Jalna……………….. 588 No. of Families………………………. 121 Most of them live in Area near ShivajiPutla, called Guru GovindsingNagar. Jalna.
“Historical Perspective.” Shikhalkaris were weapon makers and weapon & tools sharpeners for Sikh Religious Army. Came to Maharashtra with their Gurus when Guru Granth Sahib Nanded was established Also worked with freedom fighters Created lot of trouble for British Army. Were treated as criminal tribe by British. After independence started traditional tool and iron works. Small Crime and Theft kept them isolated from main stream.
Traditional Products Made By Shikalkaris. Kadhai . ( Shallow Frying Pan )
Traditional Products Made By Shikalkaris. Vegetable cutters