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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

 

 

 

  Karuppu

 

Myanmar

Karuppu is a Tamil deity often found in Hindu-Tamil temples, standing upright and holding a sword in one hand and leaning on a mace with the other hand (fig.). Though usually portrayed with a black, grey or greyish-blue complexion, and his hair plaited in a thick tuft that hangs over to one side, he here has a much paler complexion, reminiscent of his counterpart Muneeswarar, i.e. Manishvara (fig.).