In Buddhism, there are three incarnations of the Buddha, namely Maitreya of the future, Gautama Buddha of the present and Dipankara Buddha of the past. Legend has it that Dipankara was enveloped in light at birth, thus the name Dipankara (lamp bearer) .
Bringing good fortune and keeping away bad fortune
22nd day of the 8th lunar month
Litt Shing Kung, Sheung Wan