Karumadi kuttan (literally 'the boy from Karumadi') is an endearing name given to one of the oldest installations of Buddha known in the region. The onset of Buddhism in India, saw its gradual growth into many cultures around various states in India.
Few regions still hold onto symbols of the past which identify these events. Karumadi Kuttan is one such memorabilia situated in the city of Alleppey, dated as far back as the 9th century.
Many such antiquities have been identified to have perished through natural calamities or man-induced violence, but this granite statue has been the only one to survive, it being the only Buddhist temple in Kerala.
Though the statue has suffered some damage by the attack of an elephant, devotees revel in the spiritual as well as its temporal presence of this timeless temple.
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