||Rathnamangalam, near Vandalur, Chennai.
Nearest Town : Chennai
District : Chennai
State : Tamil Nadu
| Rajalakshmi Kubera Trust has constructed a temple for Lord Kubera at Ratnamangalam, near Chennai. The temple is built on 4,000 sq ft and has a five-tier gopuram. Lakshmi Kubera is the main deity in this temple. The total cost of the project is nearly Rs 30 lakh.
Kubera went to Kailasam once to have a darshan of Lord Shiva,
he found Him with Goddess Parvathi. Kubera was stunned to see
the splendour and beauty of Goddess Parvathi. He felt sorry
that he had not worshipped such a fine goddess for so long
and one of his eyes shut itself.
Goddess Parvathi got angry that Kubera was winking at Her, and looking at Her
with evil intention. She made his eye burst. Kubera lost sight in one eye and
was also cursed that he would always look ugly. Lord Kubera pleaded with Lord
Siva to forgive him and explained that he had not seen the Goddess with any evil
intention. Lord Siva left the choice to His consort. Goddess Parvathi forgave
Kubera and let the eye grow back, but it was smaller than the other one.
So one eye of Kubera is smaller than the other. Kubera was rewarded by Lord Siva
with the post of being one of the guards of the eight directions - the North.
The Goddess made him the lord of wealth and material.
As the God of wealth and material, his responsibilities are to distribute them
while creating wealth is with Goddess Lakshmi. Kubera is mostly painted with
his family and seen showering gold coins and navaratnas.
Performing pooja to Lord Kubera is believed to enrich one's life. To have a wealthy
and comfortable life, one has to perform Sri Lakshmi Kubera Pooja.
Lord Balaji or Venkateswara at Thirupathi is said to have Borrowed money form
Kubera for his marrige and he is still paying the interest on the loan amount.
Hence it would seem that lord Venkateswara will be in protection during the ashadmasa .