2nd century B.C. statue of Kuber- The God of wealth

2nd century B.C. statue of Kuber retrieved from river Betua in Vidisha near Sanchi, Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Lord Kuber is the Lord of wealth, God King of the semi divine Yakshas in Hindu mythology.

God Kuber is worshipped as the treasurer of the riches of the world. It is said that Lord Venkatesh ( one of the many forms of Lord Vishnu) borrowed money from God Kuber for his marriage to Devi Padmavati. In remembrance of this devotees go to Tirupati to donate money in Lord Venkateshwara’s hundi (donation pot) so that he can repay it back to Kuber.

He is regarded as the regent of North direction (Dik-pala) the direction which is supposed to bring us all the riches. He is also worshipped as protector of the world (Lokpala). He is often depicted as carrying a money pot and a club.

The scriptures describe that Lord Kuber once ruled Lanka but was overthrown by his step brother Ravana. Later, he settled in the city of Alaka in the Himalayas. Discriptions of the magnificence, splendour & grandeur of his city are found in the Ancient Indian scriptures.

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