Laughing Buddha, as we all know, brings good luck, and abundance in one’s life. Laughing Buddha is considered very auspicious in Vastu and Feng Shui. Putting the statue of Buddha in a house or shop increases positivity and the chances of loss can be reduced.
Laughing Buddha Statue
The Laughing Buddha depicted in the laughing buddha statue used in feng shui applications isn’t really the Buddha. It’s believed that the character is a well-known monk from the Liang Dynasty (502-557). The proper name for this statue is Hotei.
This happy, big-bellied monk is a symbol of good luck and fortune and used as an auspicious symbol in feng shui.
The Laughing Buddha is often depicted wearing a string of pearls of wisdom. Some of these statutes also include him holding a ball or pearls, known as a wealth ball. There are several variations of this symbolic statue. Some include a standing or sitting Laughing Buddha holding a ball or pearl in each of his uplifted hands, a reclining pose with strings of pearls around his neck and one in his hand, etc.