About Lord Kuber: God of Wealth and Money

Description:

Lord Kubera is the Universal Treasurer under the able administration of Goddess Lakshmi. Kubera's wealth is very well mentioned in Rig Veda. He is the store house of all prosperity and assumes highest responsibilities. Vaishravane the grandson of Brahma is none other than Kubera. Indeed, he is the cousin to Ravana. Even though there was a mutual fight between them, due to the vision and grace of Kubera on Ravana's Kingdom, Ravana and his subjects were able to live a luxurious life. Whenever Kubera reached his other destinations by using his Puspak Vimaana (an airplane), many droppings of gold silver and pearls used to take place. Those places flourished in no time. Kubera did severe penance. On seeing his penance, Lord Shiva was very much pleased and the seat in northern direction was handed over to him. With the leadership, Shiva adorned him as king of Alakpuri. He epitomizes artha, wealth, opulence as described in the Vishnudharmottara Purana.

There are many variations in the origin of the word ‘Kubera’. It is made of ‘Ku’ from ‘Kumbha’ (to hide or conceal [in a pot]); the one who hides things (treasures) in a pot. ‘Ku’ also means ‘land or earth’ ‘Vera’ from ‘Vira’ means ‘hero’; the one who rules the land or earth (with the matchless opulence). He is also called as Ekaksipingala because he once enviously looked at Shiva and His constort Parvati. One of the eyes gradually lost eyesight. Parvati made that eye (deformed) yellow. Hence he’s called Ekaksipingala; a person with yellow eye.

Bodily Features

He is fair complexioned, dwarf with the extended Belly, smiling face and a horse as his Vehicle. In another posture, he is seated on a lotus with right leg folded and leaving down the left leg. He has a diving conch on the left hand while the right has Padmavadhi with a pot placed on his right thigh. His wife is Sittarini. Golden clothes and ornaments indicate his affluent status in the heaven. With his divine armor and necklace on his belly, he is described in the Vishnudharmottara Purana to have a beard and mustache. Two small tusks sticking out from the end of his mouth are there for reprimanding the sinners. His possessions include the Mace representing the justice, Ratna-Patra (jewel pot) representing the endless material prosperity, lion representing fearlessness and shibika (Club) representing a weapon for self-defense and attacking the demonic.

Different From Goddess Lakshmi:

Quite often, Lord Kubera is compared with Goddess Lakshmi, considered similar. However, there’s a difference between the two. Originally, the presence of goddess Lakshmi never meant to be the goddess of wealth and material opulence. A Rig Vedic verse ‘भद्रैषां लक्ष्मीर्निहिताधि वाचि’ (bhadraiṣāṁ lakṣmīrnihitādhi vāci) meaning ‘an auspicious fortune is attached to their words’ shows that Lakshmi is connected with ‘auspiciousness’ or ‘divinity’, not wealth or riches that are related to material possessions (meant for sense-gratification).
Although Sri Suktam (a Vedic hymn addressed to Her) mentions in the first hymn that with Her blessings there comes the supremacy over wealth, cattle, horses and men, She is called Sri who personifies absolute divinity and auspiciousness for She is the Divine energy of Lord Vishnu and commands the presence of Kuvera.  In the following hymn (Sri Suktam), it is made clear.
upaitu māṁ devasakhaḥ kīrtiśca maṇinā saha
prādurbhūto’smi rāṣṭre’smin kīrtimṛddhiṁ dadātu me.
‘O Sri (Lakshmi)! I am born in this land with the heritage of wealth. May the friend of Lord Siva (Kubera) and Kirti (fame) come to me.’
In the above verse, the devotee prays that upaitu māṁ devasakhaḥ. ‘devasakhaḥ’ means the friend (sakha) of Shiva (Maha Deva, the lord of gods). The closest companions of Shiva in the Cosmic Himalayas, as given in the Bhagvat Purana (4.6.34) are the Four Kumaras and Lord Kubera who sit with Shiva and discuss divine subjects.
Lord Kubera is regarded as the god of wealth and the leader of superhuman Yakshas. Originally Kubera was the master of evil forces (spirits) who ruled the Lankan land before getting conquered by his stepbrother Ravana. Following the defeat, he started for North (Himalayas) where the greatest Yogi Shiva resides and settled in Alaka. There he attained the status of a demigod (deva).  ‘Kubera’ or ‘Kuvera’ derives from kumba meaning ‘to hide’. There are suggested meanings. ‘Ku’ means ‘earth’ and ‘vira’ means ‘hero’; the one who rules the earth (with wealth and opulence).
The differences between Lakshmi and Kubera are:

  • Kubera is connected with material prosperities acquired in the form of wealth, opulence and riches. Lakshmi is connected with divinity, auspiciousness whereas
  • Kubera acquired the status of demigod through his struggle and Shiva’s blessings. Laskmis is of divine origin for She is an auspicious energy of Vishnu.
  • Lakshmi is fortune personified. Fortune in a broader sense covers opulence and enlightenment. For example, Arujna was fortunate enough to receive enlightenment from the Lord on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra. Kubera is material leadership personified. He is the Keeper of wealth whereas the wealth, opulence, spiritual strength and the like originate from Sri (Lakshmi).

KUBERA YANTRA WORSHIP

Make Yantra either in Copper, Silver or God 3 X 3 Size with Nine Squares and numbers to be there by adding to stand be 72 and and offer ingredients such as milk, scented water etc. Perform pooja for 72 days by chanting the mantra. This Yantra Pooja gives success at once.

KUBERA YANTRA

EXAMPLE:- 


27+20+25+20 = 72
25+24+23 = 72
23+28+21 = 72

KUBERA Mantra

"Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaisravanaya
Danadhanyadhi Pathaya
Danadhanya Samrudhime
Dehi Thapayaswaha "

Wealth and prosperity will increase by chanting the above mantra every day 108 times



IDEAL TIME FOR KUBERA POOJA

The ‘Amavasaya' day in the month of November is auspicious for the Sri Lakshmi Kubera Pooja. The Yanthra of Sri Lakshmi Kubera should be placed on a clean cloth and plantain leaf spread over wooden plank on a Friday or Tuesday at the appropriate time on the Eastern side. Kalasa should be placed on the plank near the yantra on the right side. It should be filled with clean water mango leave should be placed in the Kailasa Kumkum, Chandan
should be applied and pushpa Mala should be put.

KUBERA DHYANAM

"Namo Namo Kuberaya Sanka padam Nidhi Prabho!
Suvaranavam Pingaksham Manasa Bavayamyaham|!
Kuberam Pushbaka Gathim Nidhibi Navabiryatham!
Dhanadanya Samrrithimme Tvat prasaddat Mahinthwa!!
Sri Mahalakshmi sahitham Dhanakarshana pratham
Sri kubera Rajam Dhyayami
Sukiliam baraderam Vishnum Sashivarnam Chahirabujam
Prasanna vadanam Dhayeth Sarvavignopa Shanthaye"


Om Bhu, Om Bhu, Om suvah, Om Mahah, Om Janah, Om Jayaka, Om Taph Om Satyam, 
Om Tatsavithurvarenyam, Bargodevasya Demahi, Deeyayone Prochodayat.

KUBERA POOJA PROCEDURE

" Dhana Danya Namasthubyam Nidhi Padma Te Namah
Bhavanthu Tvat Prasadan me Dhanadanyathi Sampatha
Kuberam Pushpagatham Nidhin Navabiryutham
Svarna Vanram pingasham means a Dhavanamyaham!!
Naravahana Yakhsesa serva puniya laniaswara
Avasitho Maya Bandhya Pujam Ma sapalam Kuru!!
Sri Kuberaya Wamah Shodaka Pujam Karishey
Sri Kubera Namah Avahayami
Sri Argyam Samarpayami
Sri Padyam Samarpayami
Sri Achamaniyam Samarpayami
Sri Snanam Samarpayami
Sri Vastram Samarpayami
Sri Gandan Darayami Samarpayami
Sri Pushpani Samarpayami
Sri Dhoopa Deepam Samarpayami
Sri Naivedhyam Samarpayami
Sri Karpura Neerajanam Samarpayami"


It is always good to worship Sri Lakshmi and Kubera together.

SRI KUBERA AND BUDDHISM

Facts about Lord Kubera is found in the Scriptures of Buddhisim. In countries like China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan people worship Kubera as laughing Deity to ward off evils. They worship kubera in short, flawless, Smiling forms with fat pouch and a Kalasa with bag of ornaments. Though the religions are different it has been found that Lord Kubera form is one and the same.

VASTHU AND KUBERATAVA

The Meaning of VASTHU in Sankrit in the place where we live. The plan of a house can be divided into Eight parts keeping the Hindu Vasthu Sashtras it is belived that all the Eight parts are protected by divine shakthis and Navagrahas.

The central north part in a house in the abode of the wealth God KUBERA. HE resides there to give prosperity and wealth. In the house working to the north sides generally the business will be very good because KUBERA is capable of increasing the business. According to science also there is more magnetic attraction inthe north side. Hence people benefit by keeping the front door in the north side and that two on top eastern position. Also North is in the influence of "BUDHAGRAHA" which will ensure good education, welfare of women and general health. It is believed in China also that north is the auspicious side. The improvement of business can happen by keeping productive things in the northern side. So people will hang an ordinary looking glass on the northern side favorite to Lord Kubera to prevent his power from being lost.

Kuber
Kubera is regarded as the treasurer of riches and bestower of material prosperity. This custom of worshiping Lakshmi and Kuber together is age old. Kubera is known as the North god and defender of the pious. Kubera idols can be placed at your home for daily worship and it is the best way to meditate on his powerful form. It fills the home and the occupants with positivity, success and fortune. We offer Kubera idols in brass and marbles as well as natural gemstones.

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Chakra Association

Kubera rules the Muladhara Chakra which is also called the Root Chakra. This root chakra connects you to the vastness and abundance of Mother Earth. Kubera is a Yaksha and lives in Patalloka. Invoking Kubera helps one save wealth and discover hidden wealth.