This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday May 24, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Lakshmi and Kubera with His Wife

Picture also shows the Wish-Fulfilling Tree (Kalpavrishka) and Kamendhenu (Wish-Fulfilling Cow) which came out of the Milky Ocean

Call Recording: Lakshmi, Kubera and Discussion



Kubera is the God of Wealth, the Banker of Heaven, and the God-King of the Semi-Divine Yakshas. He is also a regent of the North (one of the Dik Palayakayas), and a protector of the world (Lokapala). He is the Overlord of many Semi-Divine species, and owner of the treasures of the world. He is often   depicted as a fat man, adorned in jewels,  carrying a money pot (or bag), and a club. His name Kubera / Kuvera, means deformed and refers to his deformities, but also splits into Ku meaning earth, and Vira meaning hero.

The Vedic scriptures tell that Kubera was an Asura and once ruled Lanka, but was overthrown by his stepbrother Ravana. He resettled in the city of Alaka in the Himalayas, near Mt Kailash (Siva’s Abode). Kubera is described as a friend of Lord Siva, who granted him Kingship over the Yakshas. Descriptions of the glories and splendors are recounted in many of the Puranic scriptures. Kubera is depicted as a dwarf, with a fair complexion, and big belly. He has 3 legs, only 8 teeth, one eye, 3 heads, 4 arms, and is adorned with jewels. He holds a mace (a club), a pomegranate, and a money bag in his hands. Sometimes he is seen riding a man, or mongoose.

In Tibet, the mongoose signifies his victory over the Nagas who are the Guardians of Treasures of the world. He is adorned with golden clothes and ornaments symbolizing his wealth. His Left eye is yellow and he wears armor and a large necklace down to his large belly. His face is inclined to the Left, he has a beard and a mustache, and 2 tusks protrude from the ends of his mouth, representing his ability to punish and bestow favors. His club, represents Administration of Justice and his standard bears a lion, representing Artha (wealth).

Kubera has 9 occult treasures that belong to him. They are referred to as Nawanidhi, or Nav Nidhi. Each is personified by a guardian spirit.

Mantras for Kubera (set your intent: “I am creating wealth for the world”)

Swarna Rajadas Srajam (invokes aspect of Lakshmi with gold and silver garlands; Dr. Pillai has said Kubera used this mantra and became the Banker in Heaven)


Kuberaya Vaisravanaya Maha Rajaya Namaha (Dr. Pillai has said these sounds give wealth and royalty consciousness)

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Suggestion: create a free account at AstroVed and run your own Vedic Birth Chart via the Reports Section and follow along with suggestions in the club session. See previous Vedic Astrology Club recordings for how to run this Report. Please email questions to Valli at valli@pillaicenter.com See information for our call next Saturday on the Events page.