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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