Who created Pushpaka Vimana and for whom?
Pushpaka Vimana was created by celestial architect Vishwakarma for Lord Brahma.
ब्रह्मणो अर्थे क्ऱ्तम् दिव्यम् दिवि यद् विश्व कर्मणा |
विमानम् पुष्पकम् नाम सर्व रत्न विभूषितम् ||५-९-११
परेण तपसा लेभे यत् कुबेरः पितामहात् |
कुबेरम् ओजसा जित्वा लेभे तद् राक्षस ईश्वरः || ५-९-१२
Whatever wonderful ...
Ganesha doesn't eat a lot of food, he did that intentionally the day Kubera invited him to his palace.
As we know that Kubera is a lord of wealth, and because of this he felt proud and started showing off his richness.
One day, Kubera went to lord Shiva and Parvati to invite them to his palace but lord Shiva denied Kubers invitation, instead he said to ...
The animal is a mongoose. Here's a picture of a mongoose:
The putative explanation for Kubera carrying a mongoose is that he used the mongoose, which is the natural predator for snakes, to defeat the Nagas (whom I discuss here), and that the mongoose now stores the gemstones that formerly belonged to the Nagas. Here is what Devdutt Pattanaik says in this ...
Story of Kubera becoming Lord of wealth is described in Chapter 3 of uttara Khanda of Ramayana.
Vaiśravaṇa (son of viśrava, epithet of Kubera) did Tapasya (penance) for Brahma to become fourth Lokapala.
“The splendorous Vaishravana then went to a forest suitable for the
practice of austerities and grew up there like a fire fed oblations of
clarified butter. ...
What exactly are yakshas?
Answered here: Who are Yaksha-s.
Is it good or bad to worship them? Will they get angry if you stop praying to them?
It's about personal liking. As mentioned in above link, Yaksha-s have attachive qualities like Raksha (also known as RAkshasa). Hence they are prayed in mode of passion (Rajas).
Upon stop worshipping, they will ...
It is not that if you worship Kubera you will become evil minded or something just because he is a Yaksha.
He is one of the Dasha DikpAlas (ten guardians of directions) too and he guards the northern direction. Now, in all PujAs, worshiping the Dasha DikapAlas is almost mandatory. So, a pujA to Kubera can not be avoided.
And, individually too he is ...
Yes, Kubera is exemplified by eight treasures. There is a mention of it in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam tenth skandha shloka 55.
śyāmaika-varṇān varuṇo hayān śuklān mano-javān
aṣṭau nidhi-patiḥ kośān loka-pālo nijodayān
Lord Varuṇa offered horses as swift as the mind, some of which were pure dark-blue, others white. The treasurer of the demigods, Kubera, ...
It's just Vishnu's Lila.. You can see how farcical the situation is in this excerpt from the Sthala Purana (temple scripture) of Tirupati. Vishnu pretended to be so concerned about money that he didn't even want to give food to a messenger. Then he asked for a loan for wedding expenses from Kubera, who said that Vishnu is the supreme lord and all the ...
The first story can be found in Valmiki Ramayana: Uttara Kand: Sarga 31. After that incident, Kubera's son Nalakuvera cursed Ravana:
[Nalakuvera said:] O fair one [Rambha], since thou hast been ravished by him [Ravana] despite thy unwillingness he shall never be able to get by an unwilling damsel. Whenever he shall, stricken by lust, ravish a reluctant ...
I do not know Kuber beejmantra.
But I know the mantra of Devi Lakshmi which made Kuber rich, Ravna able to build his golden Lanka.
The mantra is described in Devi Bhagvat.
Om Srim Hrim Klim Aem Kamalvasinyaiye Swaha
ओम श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं कमलवासिन्यै स्वाहा |
Hope it helped.
The Kuber Gayatri Mantra
ॐ यक्षराजय विद्महे वैश्रवणाय धीमहि । तन्नो कुबेर: प्रचोदयात:।।
“Om Yaksharaajaya Vidmahay, Vaishravanaya Dhimahi, Tanno Kubera
This means: “We meditate on Kuber, the king of the Yakshas, and son of
Vishravana. May that god of wealth inspire and illumine us.” This
mantra is often uttered to gain ...