In Hindu mythology, Lord Dattatreya is
believed to be the combined avatar (incarnation) of Hindu trinity Lord Brahma
(the Creator), Lord Vishnu (the Preserver and Maintainer) and Lord Shiva (the
Destroyer). The word 'Dattatreya' is made by two terms, 'Datta' and 'Atreya'. 'Datta'
is so called because great trinity Gods has "given" themselves in the form of a
son to sage couple Atri and Anasuya. Lord Dattatreya is believed to be the
teacher of all gods. It is supposed that creative, preservative, and
disintegrating powers of God are evident in the personality of Lord Dattatreya.
Lord Dattatreya has three heads symbolizing the past, present, and future, it
also symbolize the three status of awareness. Lord Dattatreya has four dogs
around him which symbolize the four Vedas and his mastery over them. Worships
the Lord Dattatreya dispel all evil influences.