Kubera Pashupata Homa On Akshaya Tritiya - For Relief From Debts, Financial Growth & Success JOIN NOW

Karuppasamy

Click the 'Play' button to read out loud this webpage content

Introduction to Karuppasamy

Karuppasamy

Karuppasamy is regarded as the God of Justice. He is essentially a village deity, who is very popular in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, as the God of Protection, the Kaaval Deivam. He is also an essential part of the rural culture and is worshipped with faith by the people from very ancient times. He is also said to have been worshipped in many civilizations across the world, in different names and forms.

Depiction of Karuppasamy

Karuppasamy is usually depicted as a dark man with a muscular body, thick mustache, and fierce looks. He holds a long sword in his right hand and rides a white horse. The sword is the symbol of strength, through which he is believed to bring justice to people. He is also well adorned with ornaments and flower garlands.

Significance of Karuppasamy

‘Karuppu’ in Tamil means black color and ‘Sami’ is God. Karuppasamy is thus a black-colored God, who is worshipped as the upholder of righteousness and morality.

Mythology behind Karuppasamy

There is an interesting legend, which links Karuppasamy with the epic Ramayana. Lord Rama, sometime after his coronation as the king of Ayodhya, had to send his pregnant wife Sita to a forest, when one of his citizens cast aspersion on her character. Sita lived in the ashram of the great sage Valmiki, and there, she delivered twin boys. They were named Lav and Kush. One day, Sita had to go to the forest for a short while and left her children in the custody of the sage. When she returned shortly, she found Valmiki in deep meditation in his ashram and her two boys around him. She did not want to disturb the sage who was lost in contemplation and hence, took Kush quietly with her, back to the forest. When the sage finished his meditation, he found Kush missing. As he could not locate him anywhere in the ashram, he immediately created a Kush duplicate, with the help of the sacred Kusha grass. When Sita returned soon with the real Kush, she was surprised to see a similar looking new boy in the ashram. Valmiki understood what happened, explained it to Sita and on his request, she began bringing up the new boy also as her own son, along with her two sons.

Later, when the boys went to meet king Rama, he was surprised to see three of them there. Feeling that there is something wrong, he set a fire and directed them to come to him by crossing the fire one by one, cautioning them that only his real children would be able to pass it unharmed. While Lav and Kush went through the fire without any problem, the Valmiki-created boy got charred when he crossed it and turned black. While Rama was shocked at what happened, Sita explained to him about the origin of the new boy. The compassionate Rama then blessed the boy, made him a divine entity and ordained him to be his escort God, that is, the Kaaval Deivam, in Tamil. Thus, the dark-skinned divinity became Karuppasamy, the Dark God. This is the reason that people address Karuppasamy as Dharbayil Pirandhavanae, that is, ‘as the one born from the holy grass,’ when they sing his praise.

Blessings of Worshipping Karuppasamy

Lord Karuppasamy is the God of truth and justice, who is also regarded as a symbol of energy and wisdom. People worship him with flowers and holy ash, and annual festivals are celebrated in villages in his honor. Devotees believe that his worship can fulfill their wishes, get them out of addictions of alcohol and drugs, and protect their villages from all calamities. He is also regarded by many as a representation of Kalki Avatar and is called Kalki Karuppasamy too. It is believed that his worship can be of great benefit in this Kali Yuga and that he can remove delays, instill love and mutual affection, and cement relationships for a happy living.

Events Related to Karuppasamy

Karuppasamy is worshipped in villages in an annual festival with grand celebrations when different customs are performed, and goats or chicken are sacrificed for the god. He is also offered Beedis (country made cigarettes) or cigars and Naravam or some form of modern alcohol.

Karuppasamy worship

Lord Karuppasamy is the God of truth and justice, who is also regarded as a symbol of energy and wisdom. People worship him with flowers and holy ash, and annual festivals are celebrated in villages in his honor. Devotees believe that his worship can fulfill their wishes, get them out of addictions of alcohol and drugs, and protect their villages from all calamities. He is also regarded by many as a representation of Kalki Avatar and is called Kalki Karuppasamy too. It is believed that his worship can be of great benefit in this Kali Yuga, and that he can remove delays, instill love and mutual affection, and cement relationships for a happy living.

Connect With The Divine

The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.

Karuppaswamy Homa

Karuppasamy is a powerful God endowed with immense wisdom and energy.