Sri Dattatreya is represented with three faces, six hands, and a single body. His icons combine the three great Gods of —Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva—as a single “triune” form. Each pair of hands carries two of the symbols of the three deities. Commonly, his central body is blue, representing Lord Krishna- Vishnu, while his further two faces represent, on the right, Lord Brahma and Sri Dattatreya’s to the left, Lord Shiva. At his heels run four hunting dogs, embodiment of the four Vedas, guardians of the absolute Truth. A garlanded cow, standing behind the Lord, represents the Earth.