The Happy Buddha is also called laughing Buddha, Fat belly Buddha, Chinese Buddha, or Buddha called happiness. The Happy Buddha is a Chinese philosopher who had the nickname "Poe-Tai Ho-Shang". After his death he was revered as a folk hero and was seen as a bringer of happiness.Often the Happy Buddha depicted as a bald man with a big belly and a happy smile. On his long earlobes you can see that he is noble. The attributes which he has with him or bears are very different and symbolic, this include
- Necklace: Buddhist prayer beads
- Nugget: symbol for financial happiness
- Bag: symbol of search and travel-
Yoke: stands for balance
- Cover provides protection
The story goes that if you put the Happy Buddha in a room with his face to the door, everyone who enters this space happiness and welcome is desired.Moreover, the Happy Buddha is seen as the bringer of wealth, prosperity and happiness.
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