A SYMBOL IN RELIGIOUS MYTHOLOGY:
Hair in Hinduism is a powerful symbol. In the basic sense, the hair of a person always conveys a message regarding their persona, and every flower and accessory that goes into it has a meaning too. Unbound and unruly hair represents a wild nature, and on the other hand well-oiled and combed hair is a mark of civilization and domestication.
Shiva has thick matted dreadlocks, much like Kali’s hair, which is a mark of their wild nature, fury and power. In the Mahabharata, Draupadi’s choice of keeping her hair unwashed and unbound until the war is won, represents her fury and yearning for vengeance for her insult by the Kauravas.
Amidst the plethora of deities in the Hindu mythology Lord Krishna has curly hair, an indicator of his controlled, civilised, yet not-sosimple personality. The goddesses— Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga— have loose unbound hair, a symbol of their power, yet controlled nature.
The tonnes of hair that the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh receives, every year: the devotees shed their hair, in turn shedding their shakti and tej for their wishes to be granted.