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Lord Sangilikaruppan
Lord Sangilikaruppan
GOD OF PROTECTION
  • Karuppu Sami
  • Karuppanaar Sami
  • Kulla Karuppanaar
  • Karuppanar
  • SangiliKaruppan
  • Pathinetampadi (18 steps Karuppa samy)
  • Sinna Karuppasamy
  • Peria Karuppasamy
  • Sonai Karuppasamy
  • Munnodi Karuppasamy
One can find a group of 5 to 6 variants of Karuppasamy among the 21 folk deities who perform the protective roles through Shamanism or Oracle system. 18 Steps Karuppasamy is considered to be most prominent among the Karuppu system.

Historical Tradition

Karuppu in Tamil means Black and Sami means God. Hence he is associated with darkness, night, etc. It also signifies the fact that Dravidians are essentially a black-skinned race and hence his color of skin. Dravidian may refer to: Dravidian languages, including the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada languages spoken especially in southern India and Sri Lanka. ...
In the ancient Tamil society, people venerated the Veerargal (or warriors) and had the formless stones (Veera Kal or Veerakkal) or Nadukkal erected in memory of them. These fallen warriors or any persons who sacrificed their life for a good cause such as protection of the welfare of the society or the community are revered by all. The ancient Tamil country refers to the areas of South India and the northeastern Sri Lanka in which Tamil was the major language during ancient times. ...

Karuppanar is believed to protect the poor, and ensure justice and self-discipline among his believers. It is believed that whenever crime arises, He comes riding in a white horse to save the poor and the needy, and to establish justice. It is also believed that He is a fierce warrior who never forgives those who sinned or those who commit crimes. It is believed that He shoos away all evils and devils from entering the village. Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... Drawing of a Thracian peltast of 400 BC A warrior is a person habitually engaged in warfare. ...

A typical shrine

The Karuppanar Kovil (or a shrine) is always found in the outskirts of the Village. The maintenance of the temple is taken care of by the whole of the village. Eastern Orthodox shrine Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom. ... Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted) For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation). ...
His temple is usually in the open space and will not have traditional Gopurams like any other temples. You can see big statues of Gods with weapons like bow and arrow, swords, knives and other protective weapons alongside Him. There will also be statues of other Goddesses (18 Kannimaar or the 18 Virgins) in His temples. Animals, often signifying His pets - a dog (Vettai Naai or a hunting dog), a lion and His ride - the white Horse are also found. Gopuram of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam Gopuram, a prominent feature of the Hindu temple architecture of South India, is the rising tower at the entrance of a temple. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ...

A typical deity

The main form of worship of Karuppanar in the shrine is a formless stone which has been decorated with a Turban and a Dhoti with flowers and garlands. He wields an "Aruval" which is a long form of the sickle, a sword, sometimes a lance, a trident and a smaller knife. A Sikh man wearing a turban The turban (from the Persian , dulband via the Turkish ) is a headdress consisting of a long scarf-like single piece of cloth wound round the head or an inner hat. ... Similar to sarongs, dhotis are commonly worn with western-style oxford shirts by the men of South India. ... Aruval and various names is an Indian sword variety, particularly seen in south India. ... Using a sickle A sickle is a curved, hand-held agricultural tool typically used for harvesting grain crops before the advent of modern harvesting machinery. ... Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century Look up Sword in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term lance has become a catchall for a variety of different pole weapons based on the spear. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A knife is a sharp-edged (single or double edged) instrument consisting of a thin blade used for cutting and fitted with a handle. ...
The Aruval is a very significant weapon in Tamil Nadu and is considered, in itself, as a symbol of Karuppanar himself. Some Aruvals may reach the height of even 5 feet, especially the ones in Thiruppaachhi. Tamil Nadu is a state at the southern tip of India. ... Aruval and various names is an Indian sword variety, particularly seen in south India. ...

Worship of Karuppanar

Karuppanar worship is a very ancient ancestral clan-based worship system. Most officiating priests are non-Brahmins and derive from local lineages that had initiated the cult generations ago. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Brahmin (anglicised from the Sanskrit adjective belonging to Brahma) also known as Brahman belonging to ; Vipra, Dvija twice-born, is considered to be the Priest class (varna) in the ancient universal Varna System and a caste found all over the world, especially India and Nepal in Indian caste system...
The worship pattern is non - Vedic or non - Agamic through Folk tales, Folk songs and Folk arts (Villu pattu, Karagam, Koothhu, etc). The local priest might offer flowers or Veeputhi (holy ash) or Holy flowers to the worshippers and may play the role of an oracle for Shamanism. Various persons within the clan system are identified to play to the role of oracle on annual turn basis. They undertake vradham and maintain chastity and purity during the period of vradham. During the festivals, oracles get into trance state (Saami aadudhal) and deliver counselling messages to the group assembeled there without bias. The normal problems addressed are family problems, financial troubles and local community and social issues for resolving within the community group with the agreement of local ancestoral god through oracle. The Vedas (Sanskrit: वेद) are a large corpus of texts originating in Ancient India. ... Agama (Sanskrit:आगम) literally means that which has come down (i. ... Consulting the Oracle by John William Waterhouse, showing eight priestesses in a temple of prophecy An oracle is a person or persons considered to be the source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion; an infallible authority, usually spiritual in nature. ... A shaman doctor of Kyzyl. ...

Whenever the wishes of the people are granted, they give their offerings to Him based on what they vowed to offer. A vow (Lat. ...

Annual Festivals

The village committee would decide on when the Annual mass convention be conducted. The time of the year when this would fall varies with villages and their local customs - each of which will be associated a folk-lore. Generally, the mass convention assembly of a large number of related family members is organized during the spring season for a period of 2 to 3 days. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...
The commencement of the festival will be with that of a hoisting of the flag and tying the "Kaappu." After this time, villagers cannot go out of the village but can come in from a different village.

During this annual gathering, a large number of goats and chicken are sacrificed for Lord Karuppanar. He is also offered Beedis (country - made cigarettes) or cigars and Naravam (toddy = locally instilled alcohol) or some form of modern alcohol. A packet of Ganesh beedies. ... Four cigars of different brands (from top: H. Upmann, Montecristo, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta) An airtight cigar storage tube and a double guillotine-style cutter Individual Woodtip Swisher Sweets Cigar A cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco, one end of which is ignited so that...

One interesting fact of special mention is the belief of the village people that the Karuppu samy is being disguised in the form of the priest who is asked to predict the future. This belief system about Karuppu samy is called the Arul vaaku or Saamiyaaduthal in several parts of Tamil Nadu. The social issues will be discussed through these temple fore-tellers (also called as Kodangi) whom the people usually consider as the voice of the Karuppa sami deity. When Lord Karuppa sami addresses the people in different villages through the Kodangi, different issues and dimensions on the social, cultural and psychological aspects of the village and the society are reviewed for possible solutions. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...




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Anonymous my swamy make my life succesful 4 Aug 9 2010, 9:25 PM EDT by mallika_00
 
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i believe him more then two years two months back suddenly i get an opptunity to talk a god with the help of my friend.. and i get over his bleesingxs. now im very happy to gt my god with me... who are really make him happy he also blssing them and take care of them m sure about that
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