Kuruma Buddhist Heritage Site, Konark, Puri

Kuruma is famous for its Buddhist heritage. It is only 6 km distance from Konark Sun temple and about 45 km from Puri Jagannath temple. Previously it was the center 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. Kuruma Buddhist Archaeological Site is a tourist attraction places in Puri, Odisha.

There are 12 cells for the monks and Buddhist practitioners, a courtyard and a shrine chamber. Buddhist heritage was found in during 70th centuries and excavation was carried out by the Archaeology Department in 1971 and about 5 feet high Buddhist idols were found here. Now there is a small temple which has three Buddhist statue. The Buddha statues sitting in the Bhumisparsa mudra, Padmapani Avalokitesvara and Revanta are worshipped.

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Nearest Bus Stop

The nearest Bus stop is at Konark, Which is around 7 KM distance from Kuruma Buddhist Archaeological Site

Nearest Railway Station

The nearest Railway Station is at Puri, Which is around 44 KM distance from Kuruma Archaeological Site

Nearest Airport

The nearest Airport is at Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar, Which is around 68 KM distance from Kuruma Archaeological Site

Best Time to visit

The best time to visit Kuruma Archaeological heritage Site is at all times of the year

Open time

Kuruma Buddhist Archaeological Site opening time is Monday to Sunday Morning 8 am to Evening 6 pm