Sangkachai Fat Happy Buddha Statue 12"

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Statue Details

Materials: Thai Brass
Total Height Including Base: 12 inches
Base Width & Depth: 11.5 x 6.5 inches
Weight: 18 pounds
  • Rotund figure of the fat happy monk known in Thailand as Phra Sangkachai sits smiling with hands around his belly
  • He sits on a tiered lotus throne
  • Sangkachai is believed to have been an Arhat (one who attains Enlightenment) who was famous for his ability to explain the dharma teachings in a clear manner
  • Popular stories tell of how he was extremely handsome and attracted unwanted attention of women as well as men. Angels also mistakenly worshiped him as the Buddha. In order to avoid such inappropriate attention, he allowed himself to become extremely overweight and unattractive
  • He is believed to be a wealth-bestowing deity, attracting good fortune and good luck
  • He has an appealing antique verdigris finish
  • The Buddha ships directly from our California gallery