Inventions such as interlocking puzzles, architectural marvels, etc. have been attributed to this legendary character survive to today. Burr puzzle (Edakoodam) and Impossible Dovetail are some of the examples. How plausible is the Perumthachan automaton, considering the evidence for other inventions attributed to him? Can its historicity be determined?
Basically, the core question is whether there is any evidence that the automata were present in ancient India.