In India with many countries of the world, it is considered auspicious to keep small figurines or photographs of Laughing Buddha at home. It is believed that placing the statue of Buddha in the house brings happiness and prosperity to the family. But do you know who was Buddha and why his name was Laughing Buddha?
… It is said that Mahatma Buddha had a Japanese disciple who was named Hotai. It is believed that after getting knowledge, they started to laugh loudly and since then they have made the only purpose of life to see the people laughing and happy. For this reason, people of Japan and China began to call him laughing Buddha and the English translation of this name is Buddha. Like Thaai, his followers also started spreading the purpose of making people laugh and give happiness. Hotai is known as Puti in China and is also considered to be the god of feng shui. It is believed that having a Buddha statue or picture in the house brings positive energy and good luck.