It is believed that the God of wealth was once roaming in the town to examine the people and it started raining heavily.
To protect Himself, He took the shade under a tree and was holding it. The very next moment, his eyes fell on a cat who was waving her paw and calling God.
The God of wealth was fascinated and moved towards her. As soon as He reached there, the lightning struck the tree and made it fall.
Due to the cat’s call, The life of God was saved and He blessed the cat’s owner with wealth and prosperity.
When the cat died, her owner got a statue of a cat, waved her paw made and named it as Maneki Niko.
After this incident people started keeping this statue in their homes to protect them from troubles and worries.