The laughing Buddha is considered a symbol of happiness, abundance, contentment, and well-being. Laughing Buddha statues are considered auspicious and are often kept in homes, offices, hotels, and restaurants, for positive energy and good luck.
This statue symbolizes the Buddha’s wealth and abundance. Keeping this statue at home brings prosperity, success, and financial gains, as fishes in Feng Shui represent abundance. The laughing Buddha bears a similarity to Kubera, (the god of wealth). So, Indians associate it with prosperity.