Lord Kubera is the Lord of Wealth and materials and he is also known as “the guardian of the treasures of the gods”. While Goddess Lakshmi is responsible for creating wealth, Lord Kubera’s responsibilities are to distribute wealth.
He is a popular figure in Buddhist dharma too (known as Jambhala) as well as Jain dharma. The Sanskrit word “Kubera” translates as “ill-shaped one” or “monstrous or deformed” -indicating his physical deformities. Another theory suggests that he may be derived from the verb root “Kumba”, meaning “to conceal”.
Lord Kubera is the caretaker of all the wealth in the universe created by God. But it wasn’t quite like this at the beginning. Once upon a time, people used to make fun of Kuber because of his obese looks. Mortified, he undertook severe penance to please Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva appeared in front of him and asked what boon he wanted. When Kuber wanted to be popular and be respected by all, Lord Shiva made him the custodian of all wealth after which all men started adoring Kuber. Kuber Mantra is chanted to win the blessings of Lord Kuber.
Lord Kuber Mantras
Hindu scriptures say that chanting Kuber Mantras 108 times daily for 3 months is one of the best ways to please Lord Kuber and get his blessings. Thus, the regular chanting of Kuber Mantra gives money and keeps away all the evil from your life and makes you healthy, wealthy, and prosperous.
Here, are 4 Kubera Mantras for gaining wealth and his blessings.
1. Kubera Mantra
ॐ यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धनधान्याधिपतये
धनधान्यसमृद्धिं मे देहि दापय स्वाहा॥
Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhanadhanyadhipataye
Dhanadhanyasamriddhim Me Dehi Dapaya Svaha॥
Translation: “Om, I offer my obeisance to the lord of wealth and the keeper of treasures, Kuber, who is the son of Vishrava (Vaishravanaya), the lord of riches and food grains (Dhanadhanyadhipati). Grant me wealth and prosperity and bestow upon me, abundance in food grains and riches. I surrender to you, Swaha.
2. Kubera Dhana Prapti Mantra
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं क्लीं वित्तेश्वराय नमः॥
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Kleem Vitteshvaraya Namah॥
“Om” is the universal sound, a primordial sound that represents the essence of the universe. “Shreem”, “Hreem”, and “Kleem” are called seed (Bija) mantras and are powerful sounds with potent vibrational energies. They don’t have direct translations but are associated with divine feminine energy, purification and transformation, and the power of attraction, respectively. “Vitteshvaraya” is another name for Kuber, the lord of wealth, and “Namah” means we bow or surrender.
3. Kubera Ashta-Lakshmi Mantra
ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं क्रीं श्रीं कुबेराय अष्ट-लक्ष्मी मम गृहे धनं पुरय पुरय नमः॥
Om Hreem Shreem Kreem Shreem Kuberaya Ashta-Lakshmi
Mama Grihe Dhanam Puraya Puraya Namah॥
“Om” is the primordial sound, representing the essence of the universe. “Hreem”, “Shreem”, and “Kreem” are known as Bija (seed) mantras associated with transformation and the divine feminine energy.
“Kuberaya” is another name for Kuber, the god of wealth. “Ashta-Lakshmi” refers to the eight forms of Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and abundance. “Mama Grihe” means in my home, “Dhanam Puraya Puraya” translates to fill it with wealth, and “Namah” implies bowing or surrendering.
4. Kubera Gayatri Mantra
ॐ यक्षा राजाया विद्महे, वैशरावनाया धीमहि, तन्नो कुबेराह प्रचोदयात्॥
Om Yaksha Rajaya Vidhmaya
Tanna Kubera Prechodayath॥
Translation: “We meditate on Kuber, the king of the Yakshas, and son of Vishravana. May that god of wealth inspire and illumine us.”
Benefits of Kubera Mantra
It is said that chanting of Kubera mantras for genuine purposes shall bless an individual with wealth and prosperity and shall remove the debts crisis. However, it is believed that chanting these mantras with evil, selfish and greedy purposes shall disprove the very purpose of this mantra and invite the wrath of Kuber himself. Here are a few of these benefits:
- As the God of wealth, Kuber is believed to shower his blessings in the form of financial prosperity on those who regularly chant his mantras.
- The mantras are said to remove obstacles that might be hindering your financial growth.
- Chanting the mantras could help attract new opportunities for wealth creation, including business growth and career advancement.
- Like other forms of mantra chanting, Kuber mantras are also believed to create a positive environment, eliminating negativity.
- The practice of chanting mantras could lead to increased mental peace and reduced anxiety. This isn’t specific to Kuber mantras, but applies to the practice of mantra meditation in general.