5 Heads

Brahma was originally 5 headed before Shiva chopped one off. This was done by Shiva who considered it incorrect that he chase Satarupa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahma In another version Siva creates Kala Bhairava to do this. Shiva has 5 Faces. As per Hindu scriptures Shiva has 5 heads each denoting one of the 5 tattvas (elements) namely Fire, Earth, Air, Water and Ether (also called as Sky-element or aakash-tattva in sanskrit) that make up the universe. This 5th head of Shiva faces the upward direction, towards the sky. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishana

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