Ruler Dattatreya incorporates the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, on the whole known as Trimurti. The name Dattatreya can be partitioned into two words – “Datta” (which means given) and “Atreya” alluding to the sage Atri, his physical dad. The ordinary structure wherein the Master Dattatreya shows up is that of a plain with 3 heads and 6 arms (representing the unification of the three Divine beings). His entire body is secured with Vibhuti (blessed debris). He has a quality of a rising Sun around him and has radiant Jatta (long hair) tied in a tangle over his head. He is wearing a deer skin and is a brilliant and guaranteeing figure for the aficionados. His arms are believed to hold different items every one of which has a profound implication. In this way, he is seen with a Mala (rosary), Kamandalu (blessed pot), Damaru (heavenly instrument), Trishul (pike), Shankh (conch) and Chakra (a sacred weapon).
The Master Brahma at that point made boundless children, among whom, were the seven extraordinary Rishis (Sages). The senior most among them was the Atri Rishi. His better half Mahasati Anasuya was the little girl of the profoundly dedicated and devout couple, Kardam Rishi and Devahuti. Atri Rishi and his significant other Anasuya wanted for a child, who might be a manifestation of Nirguna Parabrahma [the Limitless Supreme]. Atri Rishi performed tapasya [penance] remaining on one leg for a long time on the Ruksha mountain repudiating food and water. Satisfied with his tapasya [penance], the Divine beings Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh showed up before him to give him an aid. On hearing Atri Rishi’s craving, the Divine beings clarified that since the Nirguna Parabrahma can’t be seen, they, as sign of the Nirguna [infinite/attributeless] have showed up. They favored him saying that his desire would be satisfied