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Laughing Buddha...

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 7 February 2011 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Laughing Buddha Statues of Nepal are perhaps one of the most loved artifacts. They are mostly seen in homes, offices, hotels, gardens, restaurants and shops.

The Laughing Buddha is a symbol of happiness, contentment, and prosperity. He is bald a rotund figure with a warm smiling face. He is clothed in robes, and his protruding tummy symbolizes abundance and mirth. He is also believed to be the future Buddha or Maitreya Buddha .

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb ! Giving a smile just looking at this statue ! Beautiful colors !

7 Feb 2011 5:35am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great colors and lighting!

7 Feb 2011 5:46am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


7 Feb 2011 6:15am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I love those big Buddhas, they make you happy with their big smile ;) Beautiful capture of the light and the statue.

7 Feb 2011 7:03am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

A great way to smile today!...

7 Feb 2011 8:04am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Beautiful color and detail!

7 Feb 2011 8:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolis détails ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

7 Feb 2011 8:36am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice colors and details in this Buddha photo

7 Feb 2011 8:48am

marci from in, Morocco

very jovial! shines against the dark background!

7 Feb 2011 8:55am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I'd often wondered why Buddha was always depicted with a huge tummy-now I know! And I wonder if the "Medals" that he is carrying also signify wealth

7 Feb 2011 8:56am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I really like the details and the colors here... a marvelous statue ! Have a fantastic day :)

7 Feb 2011 11:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely done and documented

7 Feb 2011 11:30am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Nice shot..

7 Feb 2011 11:37am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Nice and funny shot :)

7 Feb 2011 12:23pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great capture of the smile and his shining personality of good will!

7 Feb 2011 1:01pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un buddah souriant et...médaillé !!:)

7 Feb 2011 1:01pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

cool :)

7 Feb 2011 1:23pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It is truly magnificent and her smile is radiant. Splendid image. Good day.

7 Feb 2011 1:39pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

He is definitely a wonderful addition to every household! Nicely captured Sunder! ;-)

7 Feb 2011 1:57pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An impressive shot of this buddha with the great expression.

7 Feb 2011 3:39pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice details and funny shot ! Phil

7 Feb 2011 3:48pm

tataray from france, France

Un vrai portrait drôle !...))
Merci pour les explications qui ajoutent beaucoup de charme
à cette statue.

7 Feb 2011 7:22pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Il vaut son pesant d'or !
Mais tout ce qui brille...
Bonne semaine lumineuse!

7 Feb 2011 8:03pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is stunning! Lovely colours and I like how it stands out against the black background

7 Feb 2011 8:54pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A character who seems very happy and smiling! Best regards, Adela

7 Feb 2011 9:54pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, I like this Bouddha

7 Feb 2011 10:14pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, lovely little fella

7 Feb 2011 10:48pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

He is one happy guy.

8 Feb 2011 3:06am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Look at all that money. No wonder he's so happy! A cool shot.

8 Feb 2011 3:07am

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Makes me smile....wonderful capture!

8 Feb 2011 3:30am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love the warm light which brings out the nice colors....Here's hoping you come across plenty of abundance. :-)

8 Feb 2011 3:40am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot Sunder ... :)

8 Feb 2011 4:42am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

ahh,,I like the Laughing Buddha, always make me smile too :) A wonderful shot !

14 Feb 2011 7:39am