Lord Dattatreya is represented as having three faces, one of Lord Brahma, the second of Lord Vishnu, and the third of Lord Siva. He has six hands. The three right hands hold a trident, a rosary, and a lotus flower whereas the three left hands have s discuss, a conch, and a water pot. The three heads from the same trunk signify the powers of creation, preservation, and destruction. It signifies the intimate unity of everything.