Happy Buddha


A short video on Happy Buddha

Happy Buddha, or Budai, is based on a wandering monk who lived centuries ago. Often called Laughing Buddha, his signature smile is symbolic of pure contentment and joy. Happy Buddha is... Read More


What is the significance of Turtle Dragon with Happy Buddha in Happy Buddha Statues?

The statue of a Happy Buddha sitting on a Dragon Turtle signifies happiness, good luck and fortune. The Dragon Turtle sitting on a bed of coins and gold ingots is a distinct... Read More


Why does the Laughing Buddha have a big belly?

The image of the Laughing Buddha is based on a wandering Chinese monk, Budai (Hotei, in Japanese) who lived centuries ago and is believed to be Maitreya, or the Buddha to... Read More


What is the significance of different hand positions of Laughing Buddha?

The laughing Buddha statue is a symbol of happiness and contentment. The Laughing Buddha is seen in different postures, each having a different significance. Buddha with a... Read More