The hand which shows the boon-giving status is the left hand but with the palm facing us and extending downwards. ‘I want this and I want that’ is itself indicative of a lower state. Just as the actionless advaita state of ‘abhaya’ belongs to the Shiva side, namely the right side, the hand which shows the boon-giving Grace legitimately belongs to the action-packed Shakti side of the divine form.
The left palm is extending downwards; what does it point to? It points to the divine feet, which is the last Refuge. Hold on to My Feet, says the Goddess, ‘That is the greatest boon for you’.
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