Kuruma – Buddhist Monastery near to Konark




The village Kuruma is situated on the left side of the Konarka–Kakatapur road and is about 6 km from Konarka.It can be approached by a road branching from the Bali Dokan chowk and is about 2 km from the chowk.

This is a Buddhist monastery having twelve cells and an open courtyard at the centre. The site was first reported by Brajabandhu Das, a local school
teacher and subsequently excavated by Orissa state Archaeology from 1971 to 1975 A.D. On the basis of unearthed material the site can be dated

The monastery is abandoned now but the images retrieved from thesite now worshiped within a small shed .

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