BUDDHA STATUE, KARUNAGAPPALLY
Karunagappally is about 27 kms away to the north of Kollam town and a municipality. Though in outlook and fashion it looks to be a busy town, the soul of the place is that of a county with backwaters and calm village atmosphere. The name ‘Pallr is derived from Buddhist roots and denotes that the place was once a Buddhist settlement. A Buddha statue, carved in a single piece of stone, has been discovered from Puthenkulam in the area. The 7th century statue was first installed in Karunagappally town but later removed to the compound of the Krishnapuram Palace which is an archeological museum. It is now one of the places of interest to many a traveller.