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Questions tagged [kubera]

Lord Kubera is the 'treasurer of the gods' and 'king of Yaksha'. He is a true representation of wealth, prosperity and glory.

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Why should Kubera(a Yaksha) worshipped, when real goddess of wealth is Shri Laxmi? [duplicate]

Kubera is a Yaksha, so why should he worshipped and not alone Goddess Laxmi for granting us wealth? Which scriptures asks to worship Kubera and why?
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Why is Kubera called dhanadena?

Kubera is also called dhanadena. It can be seen from first sarga of Bala Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana विष्णुना सदृशो वीर्ये सोमवत्प्रियदर्शनः | कालाग्निसदृशः क्रोधे क्षमया पृथिवीसमः || १-१-१८ ...
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What is the beeja mantra for kuber?

I am looking for the beeja mantra for kuber with reference. Are there any combined lakshi kuber mantra also. Please help Thanks
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What are the Eight Treasures of Kubera?

I recently read that Kubera is exemplified by Eight Treasures or Ashta-nidhi. What are they?
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What is the story of Kubera being cursed to turn into an elephant?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Should we pray to Kubera a Yaksha?

What exactly are yakshas? Is it good or bad to worship them? Will they get angry if you stop praying to them? My point is that should we worship Kubera even if he is a yaksha or is he evil being ...
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How can Kubera give loan to Supreme God Vishnu/Venkateshwara?

Since Lord Vishnu is considered supreme God of universe (at-least from Vaishnava's perspective), so each and every part of universe comes under him. If this is the case how can Kubera lend huge ...
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Story of Kubera, the treasurer of the Gods

Kubera(also known as Kuber or Kuvera) is known as the "treasurer of the Gods".How did he get that coveted responsibility? What is the story explaining this?
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Which scripture talks about the story of Kubera robbing a temple of Shiva?

This encyclopedia of Hindu mythology says the following about how Kubera became a god: There are two versions of how Kubera was elevated to the stature of a god. The first version postulates that ...
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What is the animal on Kubera's lap? Is there a story?

There is an animal on Kubera's lap in the pictures. I posted one such picture below. Also, I want to know if there is a story attached to it.
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What scriptures describe Brihaspati's brother burning Kubera to ashes?

As I discuss in this answer, Ravana, Kumbhakarna, and Vibhishana were sons of the sage Vishravas and the demoness Kaikeshi. But they weren't Vishravas' first children. Before he met Kaikeshi, ...
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Does Lord Ganesha eat a lot?

I have heard that one day, Kubera invited Lord Ganesha to his palace. There, Lord Ganesha ate continuously which made Kubera's resources almost empty. Is it true that Lord Ganesha used to eat a lot? ...