Karuppu Sami (Tamil: கருப்புசாமி) also known as Sangili karuppan is one of the regional Tamil male deities who is popular and is hence one of  Kaval Deivams of the Tamils. He is also known as Kanda Sami the second son of Lord Siwen and Kamachi Amma, and the younger brother of Vinayaka or Pilliyar.

He is a very fearsome deity, but can easily be appeased if done correctly.  He is considered the lord of the mountains and forests.  Apart from fighting off demons, he also protects, and cures devotees of ailments

Included in the Skanda Sashti Kavacham  there are these three verses:

Please see and see that my sins are powdered,
Let the black magic and great enmity go away,
Let great devils and those who shake their tails,
Let the uncontrollable Muni, which creates problems,
Let the back yard Muni which eats babies,
Let the ghosts with fire in their mouth,
Let the ghosts which steal my speech,
And let the Brahma Rakshasas which follow ladies,
Run away screaming when they see me.
(Muni is an evil spirit in Tamil Nadu. It also indicates a sage in a different context.)

Let the Irusi Katteri and Idumba sena,
Let Mannar who is seen every where in the night
Let Kali and all others, who kill us on meeting,
Let Vittan Karar and other ghosts and devils,
Let Thandai Karar and debased humans,
As soon as they hear my name,
Run away as if struck by thunder.

Let wounds, sprains, one sided head ache,
Arthritis, cold fever, fits and bile,
Piles, fistula, carbuncles, strains,
Diseases of intestines, itching of the skin,
Partial paralysis, ring worm, skin ailments,
Biting of cat, dog and spider,
Tooth ache and all the diseases and attacks,
Vanish and run away, As soon as they see me,
Please Lord bless me always so that,
All these do not tarry and run away from me.