Dipankara is said to have spread the Buddhist teachings ( ) across the world at some point in the past. In the process, he announced the coming of Buddha , the Buddha of our era.
Dipankara's handrefers to “turning the ” – that is, disseminating the Buddhist teachings.
He is seated on a high plinth decorated with lions in a lush landscape. His body is surrounded by a shining glow encircled by large flowers.shower him with blossoms.