Size : Height - 10.4 cm. Phra Sangkachai is known as the Fat Monk by most, where his image was always depicted with a bulging belly and both hands supporting his stomach. Phra Sangkachai is also known as the wealth Buddha as he inherited tremendous wealth since birth. Other than wealth, he also had an abundance of food and grains.Phra Sangkachai looked after the poor children's in the ancient city, Vaishali. The Buddha had praised Phra Sangkachai for his excellence in explaining the sophisticated Dharma quickly and understandable to people. Phra Sangkachai was also known for composing the Madhupindika Sutta.
Phra Sangkachai was worshipped by many farmers in Asia as he is popular for his wealth and grains. At the start of the rain season, his statue would be taken to the paddy field and worshipped with flower and foods. The farmers would then pray for good harvest for the rest of the year.
One folktale relates that Phra Sangkachai is so handsome that even a man wanted him to be his wife. Another tale relates that Phra Sangkachai is often compared with the Buddha, and he found it inappropriate hence he choose to disguise himself as a fat monk.
Phra Sangkachai image is mostly found in statuettes. His image is uncommon in amulet form as it requires 3D effects to create the bulging belly. We wrap carefully all packages.