Kuruma is a small village situated around 8 km from Konark Sun Temple in Odisha. Kuruma village is of great archeological significance and several excavations done here had unearthed some ancient Buddhist antiquities. An image of Heruka mounting on buffalo and a crowned Buddha seated in Bhumisparsa Mudra are being worshipped by the local people as Yama and Dharma respectively. Hence the village is also popularly known as Yama – Dharma . This popular Buddhist site was built between 9th and 10th century. Kuruma is regarded as one of the sites featuring Buddhist stupas, as mentioned by Hiuen T'sang. The place can be reached by jeep from Konark.
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