Kuruma is famous for its Buddhist heritage. It is only 8 km away from Konark towards the Northeast side. Previously it was the centre of Buddhist learning and is now under excavation. This place is known as Yama Dharma Pitha. The image of Buddha, Heruka, Avalokiteswatand Trivikaram Vishnuare is found here as a symbol of past ruins. There are 12 cells for the monks and Buddhist practitioners, a courtyard and a shrine chamber.