Karuppu is a Tamil deity often found in
and holding a sword in one hand and
leaning on a mace with the other hand (fig.).
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