Most Indian gods appear to have many hands, with each hand holding something or effecting a specific gesture.
Some believe this is because Hindus had a hard time creating a representation of a deity with so many qualities. Including several hands can show all that their god is capable of.
Take a look at this statue found in southern India.
This statue holds a particular thing in each of its eight hands: a boy doll, a knife, a lamp-looking item, and a girl lying on its lap, and blood gushing out from its body.
Surely, this statue is interpreted to have a certain particular quality. But what do you think is it?