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Hotei Buddha

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Hotei Buddha Temple in Thailand
Hotei Buddha Temple in Thailand

Hotei Buddha, also known as Ho Tei, Budai, Pu-Tai, or Fat Buddha, is a Chinese Buddha of contentment and abundance, usually depicted as a smiling or laughing bald man wearing a monk's robe and carrying emblems of wealth such as bags of rice, or a gold ingot. He has a reputation for predicting fortunes, anticipating weather changes, and enduring mystic hardships.

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