Kuber is considered as the treasurer of riches and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu mythology. In North (Dik-pala) he is regarded as the regent and a protector of the world (Lokapala). Kuber is often picturized as a fat man, adorned with jewels and carrying a money-pot or money-bag, and a club. Lord Kuber is also known as Dzambhala in Tibetan. The obstacle of poverty can be removed with the blessings of Dzambhala and also helps in bringing wealth and abundance to pure Dharma practitioners. While people are bothered by lack of resources it is difficult to attain spiritual realizations, So Dzambhala generates prosperity so that practitioners have time, energy and means to accomplish.
According to the Sutras, while Shakyamuni Buddha was teaching one day, demons tried to disturb and confuse the Buddha and Dzambhala appeared in front of the Buddha and protected him. Identifying Dzambhala’s courageous action, Buddha asked him if he would like to become a Dharma protector in order to help all living beings. Dzambhala acquired the Buddha’s offer and since then he has offered immediate assistance to all who call his name or chant his mantra. His blessings grant good luck, increase virtues, prolong life, increase intelligence, and provide both material and spiritual benefits.
There are five Dzambhalas – yellow, white, black, green and red, of which yellow is considered the most popular and powerful of wealth Gods. Yellow Dzambhala is depicted ornamented with a crown, silk of various colors and beautiful gold and jeweled ornaments. Kubera statues can be placed at your home for daily worship and it is the best way to meditate on his powerful form. It fills the home and the occupants with positivity, success and fortune.
Gesture of Lord Kuber
He appears in the form of two arms and two legs and is seated imperially upon a throne. His right hand holds bijapuraka (citron) fruit and his left hand cradles a mongoose that spits out precious gems.