Kubera

Buddhist - God of wealth. One of the 8 dharmapalas. Son of Vishravas and Idavida. He was a Hindu god adopted into the Buddhist pantheon as the bodyguard of Buddha. Also commonly identified as Kubera, Kauvera, Kauvera, Kuvera, Kuvera, Sudurmukha, Sudurmukha, Kubera, Vaishravana, Vaishravana, Vaisravana, Cambodian Peysrap, Pali Vessavana, Chinese To Wen, Taoist Mo-li Shou, Japanese Bishamon, Tibetan Rnam-thos-sras, yaksha, yaksha, Kubera, yakho, yak(k)ha, yaksa, femaleyakshi(ni or rakshasa.
Hindu - A god of the dead and god of wealth. King of Alaka. Son of Vishravas and Idavida. Half-brother of Ravana. One of the Dikpalas, some say. Husband of Rambha, Riddhi or Yakshi. Father of Minakshi. Born to the deserted wife of an artisan, the boy, Duhsaha, became a wicked youth who set out to rob a temple of Shiva. When his own lamp failed he lit ten others, so doing honour to the god. He was killed by a temple guard but was granted rebirth for the lamp episode. Reborn as the evil king Sudurmukha, he still looked after the lamps and was again allowed to be reborn when he was killed by enemies. This time he was Kubera and the guardian of the northern quarter of the world, riding in his flying chariot, Pushpaka. He was deposed by Ravana and helped Rama in his battle against the demon usurper. For his help, Rama gave him control of all the precious metals and gems. He is depicted as a fat dwarf with three legs and one eye in the centre of his forehead, all covered in gold. Occasionally identified as Kubera, Kauvera, Kauvera, Kuvera, Kuvera, Sudurmukha, Sudurmukha, Kubera, Vaishravana, Vaishravana, Vaisravana, Cambodian Peysrap, Pali Vessavana, Chinese To Wen, Taoist Mo-li Shou, Japanese Bishamon, Tibetan Rnam-thos-sras, yaksha, yaksha, Kubera, yakho, yak(k)ha, yaksa, femaleyakshi(ni or rakshasa.

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