When God Narayana incarnated Thrivikrama avatar he kept his feet on Mahabali and showed his finger upwards. Thirumangai alwar composed a lyric on this and Thirugnanasambandar after hearing the lyric took out his sword and gave to Thirumanagi alwar. Why he has done this and what is the importance of pointing the finger upwards?

  • Can I know the reason for negative voting? If answers cannot be given do not criticize. Understand the question in deep manner what it substantiates. Commented Jul 30, 2018 at 6:11
  • I think it is a depiction of Perumal questioning Mahabali as to where to place his third step, since he has already covered all the three worlds...
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    Commented Aug 3, 2018 at 12:51


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