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23 Aug 2018

Karumadikkuttan

Arranged in the town of Karumadi, around 3 kms from Alappuzha in Kerala, is the hallowed place of Karumadikkuttan; the name truly meaning the 'kid from Karumadi'. Set on the banks of Punnamada lake in the backwaters, the sanctuary significantly houses a three feet high, dark rock statue of Buddha and is a worshiped religious site among the Buddhists. The statue goes back to the tenth century AD and is accepted to have been relinquished in the close-by stream called 'Karumadi thodu' from where it was later recuperated in the 1930s, by Sir Robert Bristow, a British authority. Notwithstanding, the left 50% of the statue was harmed and just 50% of the whole body could be reestablished. The British authority attempted satisfactory endeavors to safeguard the religious legacy, and apt measures were taken to set up the spot as a journey site for Buddhism. Kept up and overseen by the Kerala State government at present, the interesting town is rushed by fans in expansive numbers.