Lord Kubera is the Hindu God of Money & Wealth.
He represents wealth, prosperity, and glory.
He is also known as Kuber, Kuvera, and Dhanpati.
Lord Kubera has been deputed as the Treasurer of Gods.
He not only distributes but also guards and maintains all the treasures of this Universe.
He is depicted as being the God-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu mythology. He is also regarded as the regent of the North (Dikpala) and a protector of the world.
During Diwali (on Dhanteras), Kubera is worshiped along with Goddess Lakshmi and blesses the devotees with wealth and prosperity.
Lord Kubera figures as a prominent entity in the world-famous Tirupati Temple in South India. The ritual of donation (in the Tirupati temple) is connected to Him.
According to the legend, Kubera lent some money to the god Venkateshwara (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) for his marriage with Padmavati.
As a commemoration to this, devotees are seen donating money to the Venkateshwara Hundi (donation vessel) in the temple as a mark of repaying the loan (on behalf of Lord Venkateshwara) to Kubera.
Lord Kubera is benevolent, fair-complexioned deity with short stature and pot belly.
He is adorned with jewels and carries a money pot and a club.
He blesses devotees with abundant riches who worship Him with utmost devotion.
Originally Lord Kubera was described as the chief of evil spirits in the Vedic-era texts. It was only in the Puranas and the Hindu epics that Kubera attained the status of a Deva (God).
Lord Kubera Family
Lord Kubera hails from the family trees of Lord Brahma. He is the son of Sage Vishrava and Illavida.
Vishrava also married Kaikesi, the demon princess, who mothered four children: Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Vibhishana, and Surpanakha. So, Kubera is the step-brother of Ravana.
Kubera was married to Kauberi, and they have four children. They had three sons named Nalakubara, Manigriva, Mayuraja, and a daughter named Meenakshi.
Devi Kauberi is also named as Bhadra, Yakshi, and Charvi.
The meaning of ‘Kubera’ in Sanskrit is ‘ill-shaped’ or ‘deformed.’
So, according to the meaning of his name, Lord Kubera is depicted having a fat and dwarf body.
His complexion is similar to that of the Lotus leaves, and his body structure has some deformities.
In fact, Lord Kubera is portrayed having three legs, only eight teeth and his left eye are yellow.
Lord Kubera adorns heavy jewelry, and he carries a pot or bag full of gold coins.
Lord Kubera has the pleasure of riding the Pushpaka Vimanam (the flying chariot). It was gifted to him by Lord Brahma.
Some Hindu religious texts portray Lord Kubera as holding a mace, pomegranate, or a money pot in his hand. Mongoose is also associated with him whereas some texts also connect Him to an elephant.
Stories about Lord Kubera
According to Hindu religious scriptures, Lord Kubera is credited to have built the golden city of Lanka in the middle of the southern sea.
It is said that Lord Kubera used to travel in his Pushpaka Vimanam which is a palatial flying vehicle.
However, his glorious rule of Lanka came to an end when his step-brother Ravana having got a boon from Lord Brahma, ousted him from Lanka. Distressed Kuber vacated Lanka and settled in Alakapuri near Kailash.
Many more legends are also associated with Lord Kubera.
The famous feast of Kubera is worth mentioning here as it teaches us that we should never be arrogant for material possession.
Once Kubera was filled with much pride and arrogance. He decided to organize a grand feast to show off His wealth and riches.
He sent an invitation to Lord Shiva and Parvati. The invitation was rejected on the grounds of inability to attend, but it was promised that Ganesha would represent them.
When the day of feast arrived, Lord Ganesha went to Kubera’s palace. Soon Ganesha finished off all the food that was offered to Him. However, His hunger was not satiated. He wanted more food.
So, Kubera offered more food to Ganesha. However, Ganesha kept on asking for more.
In some time, all the food at the palace was exhausted. Ganesha began eating the dishes and even the furniture around.
Kubera got very frightened to see the state of events at the feast. Kuber realized that if Ganesha went on like this, He could even devour his kingdom.
Kuber was in a state of frenzy. He ran to Lord Shiva for help. Kuber told Lord Shiva what was happening at the feast. He pleaded Lord Shiva to provide a solution.
Lord Shiva smiled and gave Kuber a handful of rice for Ganesha and told him to serve with humility.
Kuber admitted his mistake and said that it was all due to his arrogance and pride for wealth. Kubera fell at the feet of Lord Shiva and pleaded for forgiveness.
When Kuber offered the bowl of rice to Ganesha with humbleness, His hunger was satisfied.
What is Kubera Kolam?
The Kubera Kolam (also written as Kuberakolam) is a certain magic square of the order of 3 that is constructed using rice flour and is usually drawn on the floors of several houses in South India.
As evident by its name, the Kubera Kolam is associated with Lord Kubera who is the god of riches and wealth.
It is said that if one worships the Kubera Kolam, he/she gets rewarded with wealth and prosperity.
It is a drawing that consists of lines and loops and is drawn around a grid pattern of dots.
In South India, the Kubera Kolam is drawn using rice powder/colored powder/chalk powder.
This magic square is formed using numbers 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28.
The arrangement of these numbers in Kubera Kolam takes the following form:
27 20 25
22 24 26
23 28 21
This magic square has a special characteristic.
The numbers that are written in each row and each column, as well as the numbers in the forward as well as backward main diagonals, all add up to the same number, that is, 72.
For constructing the Kubera Kolam, the lines are drawn first.
The numbers are written next in the following order: 24, 28, 23, 22, 27, 20, 25, 26, 21 (in that order).
Lastly, a coin and a flower are placed in each cell.
Lord Kubera Mantra and its Benefits
The very name ‘Kubera’ is synonymous with wealth, prosperity, glory, and abundance.
Lord Kubera is recognized as the Treasurer of the Gods and also the King of the Yakshas.
He is a merciful Lord.
It is believed that chanting of Kubera mantra is immensely beneficial in relieving from financial troubles.
One who chants Kuber mantra is bestowed with wealth and prosperity.
So, if you want decent and comfortable life on the earth filled with money, wealth, and other riches, then you should chant Kubera mantra.
No one wants to live a poor life that is crippled with financial difficulties. One can overcome financial difficulties by chanting Kubera mantra.
The regular chanting of Kubera mantra with utmost devotion will help you in winning the blessings of Lord Kubera. By chanting Kubera mantra, you will be blessed with wealth and happiness.
In fact, chanting of Kubera mantra pleases Lord Kubera. He listens to the prayers of the devotees and blesses them with wealth and prosperity.
Chanting of Kubera mantra helps you to invest in a wise manner so that you can reap profits and avoid the risks of loss.
It empowers you with self-confidence and helps you to attain good social status.
It is believed that chanting of Kubera mantra is highly auspicious during Diwali and Dhanteras.
Moreover, chanting of Kubera mantra should be accompanied with Kubera Puja. You can chant Kubera mantra 21 times (one round).
You can repeat the cycles according to your convenience. The duration of the chanting of Kubera mantra is 21 days. You should uphold physical and mental purity while chanting of Kubera mantra.
1. Kubera Mantra
ॐ यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धनधान्याधिपतये
धनधान्यसमृद्धिं मे देहि दापय स्वाहा॥
Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhanadhanyadhipataye
Dhanadhanyasamriddhim Me Dehi Dapaya Svaha॥
2. Kubera Dhana Prapti Mantra
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं क्लीं वित्तेश्वराय नमः॥
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Kleem Vitteshvaraya Namah॥
3. Kubera Ashta-Lakshmi Mantra
ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं क्रीं श्रीं कुबेराय अष्ट-लक्ष्मी मम गृहे धनं पुरय पुरय नमः॥
Om Hreem Shreem Kreem Shreem Kuberaya Ashta-Lakshmi
Mama Grihe Dhanam Puraya Puraya Namah॥
The Kubera Yantra
The Kuber Yantra is a metal plate that has the conciliation of Kuber. A geometrical design is inscribed on it for propitiating Lord Kubera.
It has a total of 72 in each row and column. 72 are considered to be a lucky number that helps to increase wealth, prosperity, and energy in life. It is a very strong number that denotes prosperity.
The Kuber Yantra should be placed at home or office. It can be installed by anyone who wants a better life and more wealth.
It can also be used for improving your luck factor. One should offer prayers to Lord Kubera for living a prosperous life.
How to please God Kubera
You should place the Kubera Yantra on a flat surface. You can even hang it in North or East facing direction. However, the Yantra must be leveled with the center of your eyes.
Now, sit in a comfortable position on the ground. You should keep your back in a straight position.
Before you begin your prayers, enlighten a fragrance stick in front of the Kubera Yantra.
It brings positivity into the atmosphere and drives negativity outside the place.
Focus in the center of Kuber Yantra.
Now, you should chant Kuber Mantra such as, “Om Hreem Shreem Hreem Kuberaya Namaha.”
The mantra should be chanted for at least 21 times.
For best results, you should chant the Kubera mantra 108 times. You should make it a routine practice to chant the Kubera Mantra while you offer prayers to Lord Kubera.
You should perform Kubera Puja in the morning before leaving for work.
The regular practice of Kuber Puja and Kuber Mantra Chanting will help you to gain riches and stay wealthy in life. It will make you energetic and positive throughout the day.
We are living in a materialistic age where money, wealth, and prosperity are considered very important. Financial stability and well being is utmost necessary for living a happy and fulfilled life.
Lord Kuber is the god of wealth and prosperity. One should offer prayers to Lord Kubera for gaining materialistic well-being and prosperity.