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Guhyakas in Hinduism – Deities - Gods - Attendants Of Kubera

Guhyakas are attendants of Kubera, the treasurer of Gods. They are considered to be minor deities in Hinduism. As per Vayu Purana, Guhyakas are handsome but crooked too. They are similar to Yakshas. In social hierarchy among celestial beings, they are lower to Gandharvas but equal to Yakshas.

In the Mahabharata, Guhyakas had fought with Bhima. The second of the Pandava brothers had accidentally entered the region of Kubera. Here he had fought with Guhyakas who were guarding the place. Mahabharata mentions them as weird creatures.

Guhyakas reside on Kailash, Hemakuta Mountain and Gandhamadana Mountain. They are usually present where Kubera rules.

As per some scriptures, Guhyakas are half horse or half bird.

It is also believed that brave warriors that die in battle go to the land of Guhyakas.