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Karumadikuttan or Karumadi  

  Alappuzha , Kerala.
FREE

  • Spiritual
    Category
    Spiritual
  • duration
    Duration
    30 - 45 Min
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • drinking water
    Drinking water
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • footwear counter
    Footwear Counter
    Available
  • prayer room
    Prayer room
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

Karumadi lies about 3 kms east of Ambalapuzha which is 14 km from Alappuzha (Alleppey). The village is famous for its black granite figure of the Buddha from the 9th or 10th century known as 'Karumadi Kuttan' (literally meaning the 'Boy from Karumadi'). One of the ancient Buddhist images in Kerala, Karumadikuttan is the adorable name of a black granite statue of Lord Gautama Buddha located in Karumadi village near Ambalapuzha, Alappuzha district. Situated on the banks of Punnamada lake, the statue is named ‘Karumadikuttan’ as the black boys here are endearingly called so. This 10th-century black-colored granite statue of Sri Buddha in a sitting position, with a missing left hand, belongs to the 11th century. This Buddhist pilgrimage site has a number of interesting legends connected to it. Today, this site is protected by the Archaeological Department of Kerala. The locals of the region believe that this statue has strong healing powers. Buddhism showed its presence in some of the regions of southern India also and Kerala was one of those. Karumadi Kutta in Alleppey is one such example. This place, located on the banks of Lake Punnamada, is the only Buddhist religious site in Kerala. Though the statue is has suffered slight damages but it is held in high regard. There are many traditions connected to this idol and it attracts many archeologists and travelers to Karumadi every year. Dalai Lama called on this place during his visit to Kerala in 1965.  It is said to be built by Buddhist monks who visited Kerala with the message of love and non-violence through Alappuzha port. Many houseboat cruises through this region. The major route is to sail through the backwaters of Alleppey – Kumarakom – Varkala– Alumkadavu – Karumadikuttan – Kochi. More or less all backwater and boat tours through this route cover up the Karumadikuttan Buddha statue, at Karumadi.


Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Last Admission 05:45 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no footware
    Footwear
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    2.6 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    2.7 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    2.4 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    3.2 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    2.5 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.5 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    3.2 KM
  • train
    Train
    3.3 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    3.5 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    5.0 KM

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