Uṣṇīṣī (Ushnishi) is one of the Aṣṭottara sahasranāma (ashtottara sahasranama; thousand and eight names) of God Śiva (Siva). The term ‘uṣṇīṣa’ means coronet or a turban around the head. Śiva (Siva) is called uṣṇīṣi because he bears a coronet upon his head. In another sense, the matted locks of Rudraśiva serve as his coronet or headwear. In this regard as well, Śiva is known as Jatāmukutavān (Jatamukutavan; one whose locks form a coronet) or Uṣṇīṣī.