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Dhanada – About Dhanada Form of Kubera

Dhanada is one among the numerous names of Kubera, the god of wealth. He gets this name as he is the Hindu God associated with money, wealth and material possessions. Another similar name of Kuber is Dhaneshvara. Dhana means wealth.

It must be noted that Dhanada do not bless devotes with wealth but he is believed to be the deity who distributes wealth wisely among the desired devotees and protects it.

As per Puranas, Dhanada is also the leader of Yakshas.

He lost an eye due to a curse by Goddess Parvati. Dhanada performed intense austerities and pleased Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The divine couple appeared before him. Dhanada was astounded by the splendor and beauty of Goddess Parvati who was bedecked with jewels. Goddess Parvati mistook Kubera’s staring for evil intention and she cursed that let one of his eyes burst.

Dhanada was now left with one eye and he explained that he had no evil intention and he had stared as he had not seen such fine gold jewelry before.

Goddess Parvati realized her mistake and immediately the one eye that Dhanada had lost grew but remained smaller than the other one.