Buddha (ancient statue) at Mavelikkara


Buddha statue placed today in Mavelikara town, at Buddha Junction in front of the Krishnaswamy temple, was excavated more by accident in the early 1900s from a paddy field near the Kandiyoor temple. It is possible that a lot more of the vanished Buddhist civilization of Onnattukara still lies buried in history, yet to be unearthed
The department of Archeology had excavated four more images of BUDDHA.
They are,1. At Mavelikkara:
It was found in the premises of a house. People lit lamps and offer coconuts.
2. At Bharanikkavu:
located five miles north-west of Mavelikkara, the images excavated was elegantly carved.3. At Pallikkal: seven miles from Adoor, this image was head less
.4. At Karunagapalli:
in a temple tank, this image is the best ever found.
Last two images are exhibited at the Thiruvananthapuram Museum.All these images were found in the central Travancore. When exactly Buddhism faded cannot
There are many temples which are of Jaina origin. THE rock temple at chitharal, kallil Bhagavathi temple at Perumpavur, and the Nagaraja temple at Nagercoil are of the Jaina origins
.