For leading a peaceful, wealthy and happy life, there are Vastu tips, Feng Shui tips and then there is Laughing Buddha idol which is considered the most effortless way to turn things around in one’s life.

As much as this bald, stout man with a goodie bag is believed to make way for every bit of good luck, there are also several interesting facts and trivias that make it all the more amusing.

For example, did you know that the Chinese and Japanese names of the Laughing Buddha are Hotei or Pu-Tai?

Or did you know that Laughing Buddha’s only advice to people was laughter.

If not, then here are some more interesting facts and trivias about the Laughing Buddha that will bemuse you.

#1: The gold block in Laughing Buddha’s hand in an upright position signifies abundance of wealth and good luck.

#2: The Laughing Buddha is said to be an incarnation of Maitreya Buddha, who was said to succeed Gautam Buddha.

#3: In Chinese culture, Laughing Buddha is depicted as entertaining and followed around by children.

Laughing Buddha

#4: The idol of Laughing Buddha with children is supposed to help those who are trying to conceive or raise a child.

#5: Also, in Chinese culture, his figure is said to represent contentment.

#6: Did you know that if you rub the belly of Laughing Buddha, it will bring forth wealth and good luck and help you prosper?

#7: According to folklore, Laughing Buddha is supposed to be a monk who travels around the world and help people who are sad.

#8: It is believed that laughter was his true essence and his message to the world was also laughter. 

Different types of Laughing Buddha

#9: Did you know that Buddha’s birthday is on May 8 and lighting a candle on that particular day fulfils all your wishes and desires?

#10: Laughing Buddha sitting on a dragon tortoise is said to help individuals in their career.

#11: Laughing Buddha is believed to absorb all negative energies and emanate positive energies.

#12: If one is travelling, then the Laughing Buddha carrying a bag on one shoulder and a fan on the other is said to protect them.

#13: In folklore, Laughing Buddha was immensely admired for his happiness, wisdom and contentment.