Thursday, June 14, 2012

Karuppana Swamy Koil,-, the village deity, Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu

Karuppanna Swamy is a deity worshipped in rural areas of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and  if you travel through the villages of Tamil Nadu you'll find huge colorful statues of this deity in each and and every village with a sword or a club in hand, riding a horse. The villagers adore and respect this deity a lot as they believe he is the one who protects them.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karuppu_Sami.

here are some photos I captured recently.