About Saraṇaṅkara

Saraṇaṅkara is the third of the twenty-seven buddhas who preceded the historical Gotama Buddha in some traditions. He was also the third Buddha of the Sāramaṇḍa kalpa and the predecessor of Dīpaṃkara Buddha.
Seated Buddha, from the Seokguram, Korea

Incarnations of Gautama in Buddhism

was an ascetic and spiritual teacher of South Asia who lived during the latter half of the first millennium BCE. He was the founder of and is revered by Buddhists as an Enlightened being whose teachings sought a path to freedom from ignorance, craving, rebirth and suffering. Born in Lumbini in the Newar clan of the Shakya, he spent the majority of his adult life in modern day Nepal and India, .