January 28, 2011 25 Comments
Kubera, also known as Dhanapati, is the Hindu God of Wealth.He is believed to be the Treasurer of the Gods.He, along with all his Yaksha followers, guard all the treasures of the earth and also the riches buried and unclaimed inside the earth. As treasurer of the Gods and chief guardian of wealth, it is his responsibility to distribute wealth among people.It is believed that Kubera flies in his Pushpak to distribute wealth to his devotees assisted by the Kinnaras and Kinnoris(Centaurs).
Worship of Lord Kubera is believed to be the basis of gain of unlimited wealth and prosperity.For when Lord Kubera is pleased he blesses the person with material success and wealth. The chances of coming into wealth unexpectedly and suddenly increases.And no matter how much one spends, money keeps flowing in provided the wealth is used for constructive purposes and not for destructive or anti-social activities.So Lord Kubera is propitiated for quick financial gains,unexpected gains of money through lotteries etc and a prosperous business.
Lord Kubera is propitiated by chanting the Kubera Mantra and by worshipping the Kubera Yantra.The Kuber Yantra is a tool to attract the cosmic wealth energy and accumulate riches and increase cash flow .There is a picture if one on the right. The speciality of the yantra is that addition in any direction gives 72.The Yantra is believed to open up new avenues of income,lead to growth in business and abundance.Copies of the yantra can be either hand drawn on paper or made of metals like copper , silver ,and if you can afford it- gold sheets.They can be kept wherever wealth is stored or where financial dealings take place or they can be worn as amulets.
Here is a video of the Kubera Mantra
The 21 Mukhi Rudraksha is believed to represent Lord Kuber and is believed to bring the owner immense wealth.
It is believed that a person who worships Kubera and Lakshmi,the Goddess of Fortune together, can never fall short of money and material comforts. So a special puja of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera is performed by the traditional business and trading communities of India on Dhanteras day.
Faith does move mountains and everyone requires a little bit of luck sometimes so why not try some of these ways to increase your wealth? Maybe you know someone for whom acquiring great wealth is important, perhaps you could gift them a Kubera Yantra or a 21 Mukhi Rudraksha ?
Do you have any personal stories about worshipping Lord Kubera? Please leave a comment about your experiences.I would love to hear about them.