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Venkata sriram P venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Wed Jul 20 04:47:19 CDT 2011

Namaste Satish,
probably somewhere in the beginning, one sees a big list of various avatAra-s as aMsha-s of shiva in diferent yuga-s etc and the description vyuptakesha can be applied to some of them.
Shiva is aShTamUrti swarupa and among them yajamAna is the 8th one.  During the
kratUs like shodasi / atirAtra etc., yajamAna is required to undergo shirOvapana (shaving
of head).  So, vyuptakEsa points to that form of yajamAna.
Dear Bhaskarji,
Otherwise, where ganga mAta should  find her place if the head of shiva is neatly shaven :-the most suited name is 'jatAjUta gAngOtarangai vishisyam'...BTW, sofar I've not seen shiva bhagavan  picture / painting with the bald head:-))
Just before the mantra "vyuptakEsa", there is a mantra "kapardinE cha".  
kapardin indicates one with jaTAjUTa.  
So, our beloved rudra is both a hippy & baldie :))

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