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

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0479 244-1133


Karumadi, Kerala, 688562, India

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Wear appropriate clothes in order to show your respect as Karumadi Kuttan is a holy shrine for the preachers of Buddhism

You may carry a water bottle for yourself, however, we would advise you to try out the coconut water to quench your thirst. It is available in the shops in the Karumadi village

Talk to the locals to find out more about the heritage and the history of the site and the village

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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