From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kubera usually is drawn by spirits or men nara , so is called Nara-vahana , one whose vahana mount is nara. In remembrance of this, the reason devotees go to Tirupati to donate money in Venkateshwara’s Hundi “Donation pot” , is so that he can pay it back to Kubera. Iconography of the Buddhist Sculpture of Orissa. Originally described as the chief of evil spirits in Vedic -era texts, Kubera acquired the status of a Deva god only in the Purana s and the Hindu epics.
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The myths and gods of India. His many epithets extol him as the overlord of numerous semi-divine species and saamy owner of the treasures of the world.
Hopkins interprets nara s as being water-spirits, although Mani translates nara as men. This page was last edited on 20 Aprilat In Nagendra Kumar Singh ed. Kubera usually is drawn by spirits or men naraso is called Nara-vahanaone whose vahana mount is nara.
Kubera is recognized outside India and Hinduism as well. In the Vishnudharmottara PuranaKubera is described as the embodiment of both Artha “wealth, prosperity, glory” and Arthashastra s, the treatises related to it—and his iconography mirrors it. Brahma also conferred upon Kubera the riches of the world Nidhis”equality with gods”, and the Pushpaka Vimanaa flying chariot. DevaLokapalaGuardians of the directions Dikpala.
Nalakubara “Reed-axle”Manigriva “Bejewled-neck” or Varna-kavi “Colourful poet”and Mayuraja “king of animals resembling men” ; and a daughter called Minakshi “fish-eyed”. Kubera at the San Antonio Museum of Art. They had three sons: India through the ages.
Vedams eBooks P Ltd. Kubera should be four-armed, holding a gada mace: His city is usually called Alaka or Alaka-puri “curl-city”but also Prabha “splendour”Vasudhara “bejeweled” and Vasu-sthali “abode of treasures”.
Kubera’s complexion is described as that of lotus leaves. Alaka is recorded to be plundered by Ravana once, and attacked by the Pandava prince, Bhima once.
Kuvera is also split as ku earthand vira hero. He is described as having three legs, only eight teeth, one eye, and being adorned with jewels. Views Read Edit View history. The Rakshasa s also serve Kubera,  however, some cannibalistic Rakshasa s are described to have sided with Ravana in the battle against Kubera.
Descriptions of the “glory” and “splendours” of Kubera’s city are found in many scriptures. His wife Riddhi, representing the journey of life, is seated on his left lap, with kubrea left hand on the back of Kubera and the right holding a ratna-patra jewel-pot. So, Kubera gained the name Ekaksipingala “one who has one yellow eye”. Retrieved from ” https: Kubera then settled on Gandhamandana mountain, near Mount Kailash — the cosmological abode of the god Shiva —in the Himalayas.
Ravanathe chief antagonist of the Ramayana, KumbhakarnaVibhishana and Soorpanaka. Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic. He is sometimes depicted riding a man. His titles are sometimes related to his subjects: