Manibhadra in Hinduism



Manibhadra is the name of a Yaksha in Hinduism. Reference of this semi divine being is found in the Mahabharata. In Vana Parva Chapter 65 of the Mahabharata it is stated that a caravan of traders were attacked by wild elephants because they did not offer prayers to Manibhadra.

Yakshas are semi-divine beings that can change form at will.

In some texts, Manibhadra is associated with money and is also a guardian deity of a direction.

Manibhadra is also an important deity in Buddhism and Jainism.