Lord Kubera is the Hindu ‘God of Wealth’ ‘treasurer of the gods and ‘the king of Yakshas’. He is a true representation of wealth, prosperity, and glory. Lord Kubera not only distributes but also maintains and guards all the treasures of this universe. Hence, he is also known as the guardian of wealth. We shall see Lord Kubera depiction, Kubera Mantra, Temples, etc.
Lord Kubera – The Hindu God of Wealth
Lord Kubera is the son of Vishrava and Illavida. Vishrava also married the demon princess Kaikesi, who mothered four children: Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Vibhishana, and Surpanakha. This makes Lord Kubera the half-brother of Ravana. Kubera is married to Kauberi and they have four children – Three sons Nalakubara, Manigriva, and Mayuraja, and a daughter called Meenakshi. Kauberi is also known as Yakshi, Bhadra, and Charvi.
‘Kubera’ in Sanskrit means ill Shaped or deformed. Lord Kubera is depicted with a fat and dwarf body, and a complexion similar to that of the lotus leaves. He is described as having three legs, only eight teeth, and one eye, or his left eye in yellow. Lord Kubera being the deity of wealth carries a pot or bag full of gold coins and is adorned with heavy jewelry. He takes the pleasure of riding Pushpak Viman (the flying chariot), which was gifted to him by Lord Brahma. Further, he is depicted holding a mace, a pomegranate, and a Mongoose, which is considered a symbol of Kubera’s victory over Nagas.
ॐ यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धनधान्याधिपतये
धनधान्यसमृद्धिं मे देहि दापय स्वाहा॥
Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhanadhanyadhipataye
Dhanadhanyasamriddhim Me Dehi Dapaya Svaha॥
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॥
Kubera Dhana Prapti Mantra
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं क्लीं वित्तेश्वराय नमः॥
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Kleem Vitteshvaraya Namah॥
Other Lord Kubera Mantras
Lord Kubera Puja and Festivals
Dhanteras – Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayodashi and it is the most important festival dedicated to Lord Kubera. Devotees perform Kubera Lakshmi Puja and buy gold on this day.
Sharad Purnima – Sharad Purnima marks the birthday of Lord Kubera. Hence offering prayers to Kubera on this day holds immense significance.
Both Trayodashi and Purnima Tithi’s are historically associated with Lord Kubera and are considered most suitable to perform Kubera Puja.
Lord Kubera Temples
Dhopeshwar Mahadev, Madhya Pradesh – This temple expresses the bonding between Lord Shiva and Lord Kubera. It has a unique idol of Shiva and Kubera in which both deities are shown together.
Kubera Bhandari Temple, Gujarat – Situated on the banks of river Narmada this is the place where Lord Kubera performed his penance. It is believed that Lord Shiva built this temple around 2500 years ago. He also organized a Bhandara (free food donation) at this place.