The Happy Buddha is also called Laughing Buddha, Fat Belly Buddha, Chinese Buddha, or Lucky Buddha.
The Happy Buddha is a Chinese sage who was nicknamed “Poe-Tai Ho-Shang”. After his death he was revered as a folk hero and was seen as a bringer of good luck.
The Happy Buddha is often depicted as a bald man with a big belly and a cheerful smile. You can tell by his long earlobes that he is of nobility.
The story goes that if you place the Happy Buddha in a room facing the door, everyone who enters this room will be wished happiness and welcome.
Moreover, the Happy Buddha is seen as the bringer of wealth, prosperity and happiness.