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Karumadi Kuttan In Alleppey

Explore Kerala's glorious past at the Karumadi Kuttan in Alleppey!
Karumadi Kuttan In Alleppey

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Karumadi Kuttan In Alleppey

Karumadi Kuttan in Alleppey is a well-known Buddhist pilgrim center. The 11th-century statue of Lord Buddha has fascinating legends associated with it. The site is now protected by the State Archaeological Department. Karumadi Kuttan is accredited as someone who possessed healing powers, so the locals regard him with affection and respect. This place is visited by tourists from all around the world. The village Karumadi near Alleppey has been named after Karumadi Kuttan. It is a small village where the Karumadi Kuttan is now a revered figure. Although it is just a half broken statue, it has an aura that attracts people. Enjoying and admiring the village of Karumadi while walking down its narrow lanes, and try the delicious local food from the village shops are some of the things that you can do at Karumadi Kuttan.<readmore>  Karumadi Kuttan in Alleppey has an alluring charm which attracts tourists. It is a unique pilgrimage place as it is not set amidst an elaborate setup, yet has gained fame as a must-visit place. It is open from 6 am to 6 pm daily and you need just about 30 to 45 minutes to see the whole place.


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Karumadi, Kerala, 688562, India

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What is the relevance of the place?

It is the only Buddhist temple in Kerala and a testimony to the existence of Buddhism in Kerala, Karumadikuttan is a black granite figure sitting in a small village called Karumadi between Kollam and Alappuzha. The figure is said to date back to between the 9th to 14th centuries CE. Sitting on the banks of the vast expanse of the Punnamada Lake in Alleppey District, Kerala, people come to worship the deity in the Karumadikuttan.

What is the history behind this tourist attraction?

The granite statue of Karumadikuttan Buddha is believed to have been built by Buddhist monks who visited Kerala between the 9th and 11th centuries through the port of Alappuzha, carrying the message of love and non-violence. Keralites who followed Buddhism gradually became Hindus.

What are the timings to visit this statue? Is it open all day?

You can visit this statue all days of the week except Monday and National Holidays.The timings are Mon-Sun : 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM