Kuruma, about 8 km away from Konark, is yet another place of Buddhist Antiquity. 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. It was also referred by the Chinese traveller Huien T’sang which has recently been excavated.