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Alleppey – Karumadikuttan

The Statue of Lord Buddha that dates back to the 9th or 10th century A.D., found in Karumadi, a tiny village in Alleppey district of Kerala, is popularly known as Karumadikuttan. The statue is built in black granite and is in the sitting position of Lord Buddha. Sir Robert Bristov, a British engineer discovered this statue in 1930 and he built a temple in order to preserve it. Another peculiarity of this statue is that the left side of this statuette is found missing. This temple, placed on the banks of Punnamada Lake is the solitary Buddhist temple in Kerala and a well-known pilgrimage centre of the followers of Buddhism which also attracts all type of travelers.

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