Kubera is the God of wealth and the Lord of Uttaradisha. He is one of the Ashta-Dikpalas, representing the north. He is also known as Dhanapati(Lord of Riches). Kubera is the trustee of all wealth and food grains, whereas creation of wealth and bestowal belongs to Lakshmi. Kubera is the son of Visrava and is the grandson of Brahma, the Creator, and is known by the patronymic, Vaisravana. He is the Lord of Yakshas,
devotee of Lord Shiva and is known as the best among Yakshas.
Puja: The puja is known as Lakshmi-Kubera puja. The puja has specific codes and rituals to be followed and specific mantras to be chanted. The puja can be performed on Full Moon days and on the New Moon day of the Tamil month Aipasi (October-November). The puja can be performed by anyone - even the very poor - as the materials required for Lakshmi-Kubera puja can be secured at practically no cost. Sincerity is most important material required.
Puja Articles: Take a wooden plank; draw kolam on it; roll the turmeric powder into Vinayaka; keep a brass/copper/wooden/earthen pot with water close by. Vinayaka is invoked in the powder of turmeric and Lakshmi and Kubera in the pot and water.
The puja is to be performed in the regular way with the lighting of a lamp, offering kumkum, paste of sandalwood and deepa-aradhana. Just a simple naivedhya of sugar or jaggery is sufficient. As mentioned above, sincerity is the watchword and it is essential that the person should not get up or move away until the puja is completed.
Kubera rules over dhana and dhanya. Wealth and food. It is, therefore, obvious that Kubera worship confers immense wealth and prosperity. But it is also necessary at the same time to offer the worship to Lakshmi,
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Puja, who is the ultimate benefactor, the Lady Bountiful, in order to have access to the key that opens the richest treasure house.