The epic saga of Lord Kuber: From thief to a demi-god

The notorious Kubera is the keeper of the wealth. A blessing by Lord shiva that granted him the supremacy of being called as the “God of Wealth” in spite of intending to steal his temple. We all are aware of the fact that people worship Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi and it is deemed auspicious. 

A big misconception in Indian mythology is that Lakshmi is the “Goddess of wealth”. “Kuber” on the other hand is actually the one who is the God of wealth while Lakshmi is the “Goddess of Fortune”. As fortune is usually associated with wealth, the misbelief has risen.

Here is the intriguing tale of rags to riches(if we may say so) or thief to a demi-god.

Story of Lord Kubera

As written in Shiva Puran, millions of years ago, there lived a poor man named Gunnidhi. He had no money to even buy himself food. Some days, he starved himself to sleep, others he’d rely on the theft. 

One night, he entered a Shiva temple with the intent to steal some food. But he was baffled to see all the precious jewels, gold, and valuable things. Suddenly there was a gleam in his eyes and chills down his spine. But like a classic Bollywood film, the diyas inside the temple went off and darkness overspread in the blink of an eye. Gunnidhi tried to light the Diya for light multiple times, but every time the wind would blow it off.

This continued for a while. Finally, he took his shirt off and lit fire to it and made it through. Lord Shiva was impressed with his consistency and the fact that he brought to light in the middle of the darkness. Therefore, he blessed him to be the God of Wealth in his next birth and bringing to us the top-notch example of how easily Lord Shiva gets pleased by his devotees.

Lord Shiva giving wealth to Kuber and Lakshmi

All about Lord Kubera

In his next birth, Lord Kubera belonged to the roots of Lord Brahma’s family. He was born as the son of Vishrava and Illavida. Vishrava also married to the demon princess Kaikesi, who then bore four children: Ravana, Kumbhkarna, Vibhishana, and Surpanakha. Legends say that he first lived in Sri Lanka, but his palace was seized from him, by his half brother, Ravana. He also took away Kubera’s magic vehicle Pushpaka Viman and banished him from Lanka.

Lord Kubera, is said to have performed austerities for 1000s of years. In reward for which the boon from his last life came into effect, bringing to him immortality and making him the god of Wealth & guardian of all treasures of Earth. 

Thereafter, Vishvakarma, the divine engineer of the universe built him a new domicile called “Alaka”. He resided in a beautiful mountain residence near Lord Shiva’s abode on Mount Kailash. 

In Hindu culture, as we consider Lord Kuber as the god of wealth, likewise according to Feng Shui, the Laughing Buddha is considered to bring auspicious energy, wealth and joyful blessings if it is placed anywhere in the house. Click here to read about Feng Shui secrets to attract wealth and peace.

Lord Kuber auspicious Puja to attract wealth

On the occasion of Dhanteras, Kuber pooja is performed with the intention of gaining legitimate wealth and richness. Those who are involved in business and seek growth or are facing financial issues or crises must perform the pooja to attain prosperity, wealth and happiness. Kuber Puja is done only once in a year and for this Pooja, Dhanteras is the most auspicious day. Book your Dhanteras Kuber Puja Now!

9 avatar of Lord Kuber which brings Good Luck

  1. Ugra Kuber– for removing the enemies, wealth and protection from life.
  2. Pushpa Kuber– helps in making love relations and marriage
  3. Chandra Kuber– for money and to get blessed with a child
  4. Peet Kuber– helps in money related matter and get blessed in married life or helps avoid the delays in marriage
  5. Hans Kuber– helps in solving litigation related matters and financial issues
  6. Raag Kuber– for growth in cultural activities, music, and education
  7. Amrit Kuber– for health, money and to get rid of any disease
  8. Praan Kuber– to get rid of debt and removing financial obligations
  9.  Dhan Kuber– He is the biggest among the rest avatars of the lord Kuber. This Kuber fulfills anyone wishes of the native but according to their karma

Lord Kuber Mantra, and the best day to worship Lord Kuber

Dhanteras has deemed to be the most important festival dedicated to Lord Kuber. Devotees perform Kuber Lakshmi puja and buy gold on this auspicious day.

Kuber Mantra:
ॐ ह्रीं ह्रीं ह्रीं, महालक्ष्मी, धनदा लक्ष्मी
कुबेराम मम ग्रहेस्थिरो ह्रीं ॐ नम:।

If you chant this mantra for genuine purposes and with a full heart, Lord Kuber shall shower all the blessings to fulfill your desires and free you from debts or finance-related crisis. 

Lord Kuber Yantra

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If you fancy reading about mythological tales, Click here to learn about the most stunning, absurd Ramayana facts including Why did Lord Rama touch Ravana’s feet? Ravana- father of Sita? Be prepared to get shocked with the reasons!


Posted On - October 11, 2019 | Posted By - Deepika Tomar | Read By -


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