Suthar The meaning of word Suthar in Sanskrit is Sootradhar. According to the Brahma Purana, they are offspring of Vishwakarma. The main occupation of Suthar was wood carpentry. Sootra means formula or mantra, slokas etc. and hence Sootradhar is one that use formula. In past, Sootradhars used to work with sutra for every part of the building. One saying is that, once lord Vishwakarma went to see the work of his pupil on the site, pupil did mistake, he forgot to place the doors & window in nervousness. He placed opening with hand. After seeing this Vishwakarma cursed(shraap) him that "from now on, you will work with hand(manual) only".