Karuppu Sami – The Dark God of Justice
Karuppu Sami is regarded as a deity with tremendous wisdom and energy. The name Karuppu SamiKaruppu Sami
Karuppu Sami is regarded as a deity with tremendous wisdom and energy ... literally means “Dark God”. Karuppu Sami is one of the most popular deities of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. He is considered as a universal god who has been present since eternity. There are many religious and ancient historic texts and scriptures which make reference to Karuppu Sami and. Therefore, he is believed to be worshipped in many human civilization across all regions of the world.
Karuppu Sami is generally depicted as a dark and fierce looking man with a thick moustache. He is usually decorated with many beautiful ornaments and gems and is shown riding a white horse. He is mostly portrayed with a sword drawn in his right hand that is supposed to bring justice to the people.
There are many references in Ramayana, which state that when SitaSita
Sita is the most benevolent Goddess, who is known... was pregnant, her husband RamaRama
As of late, in the year 2007, the idea of whether Rama... sent her to live in a forest in Sage Valmiki’s ashram. In due time, Sita gave birth to twin boys. She named them LuvLuv
Luv is one of the twin sons of Rama and Sita. He is regarded as the elder brother... and Kusha. Luv had a golden complexion and KushaKusha
Kush is one of the twin sons of Rama and Sita. He is the younger... had a blue complexion. One day Sita needed to go out in the forest and she left her children under the supervision of Valmiki. When she returned, she found that ValmikiValmiki
There is a legend that Brahma appeared before... was meditating. As she did not want to disturb him, she quietly took Kusha with her out in the forest. When Valmiki woke up from his meditation, he realized that Kusha was missing from the ashram. So to make everything usual he created a duplicate of Kusha with the sacred Kusha grass. Later, when Sita returned Valmiki got to know that Kusha was with her during the whole time. He told her everything and said that she should accept and treat the new child as her own as well. Sita then brought up the three children together.
Eventually, Sita returned to Rama along with the children. Rama found something suspicious, and he set a fire. He told all the children to come to him by crossing the fire. He said that whomsoever would be his real child will be able to cross the fire totally unharmed. Each child then took a turn to cross the fire. Luv and Kusha were able to come to Rama through the fire completely unharmed. However, when the third child, who was engendered by Valmiki, crossed the fire, his skin was charred, and his whole body became black. Finally, Sita told everything to Rama about what happened in the forest upon which Rama blessed the boy and endowed upon him the boon that the boy would become his escort god. After that Rama named the boy Karuppu Sami, signifying his color.
Worship and Beliefs
Karuppu Sami is regarded as the God of justice and truth. Devotees and worshippers offer flowers and holy ash to the deity. People make wishes and desires while praying to the deity and when their wishes and desires are fulfilled, they are supposed to offer the thing that they vowed to offer. A festival is celebrated in honor of Karuppu Sami annually in spring season during which the devotees hoist a flag attributed to the deity. Karuppu Sami is one of the very few gods who are believed to help his devotees get rid of alcohol or drug addictions. It is also believed that worshipping the deity solves the local community, financial or family problems. He is believed to punish severely those who are indulged in evil deeds and acts and always protects and blesses those who are always involved in benevolent acts such as charity and helping the poor and needy. Karuppu Sami symbolizes honesty, wisdom, righteousness and justice.