Bhikshatana ( भिक्षाटन,) "wandering about for alms, mendicancy is an aspect Shiva as the "Supreme mendicant" the "Supreme Beggar". Bhikshtana is depicted as a nude four-armed man adorned with ornaments who holds a begging bowl in his hand and is followed by demonic attendants.Bhikshatana is considered a mild form of Siva's fierce aspect. The one of which decapitates the god Brahma Bhikshatana is the form of Bhairava that Shiva assumes to atone for his sin of severing Brahma's fifth head. He wanders the universe in the form of a naked Kapali mendicant, begging for alms with Brahma's kapala.
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