In Sikhara Hasta, from Musti, the thump is raised upwards and held straight.

It is found used to depict the God of love, bow, column or pillar, surety, offerings to ancestors, offering of cakes to manes, the upper lips, entry of some object, a tooth, interrogation, sivalinga, denying, remembrance, proximity to gestures, drawing of girdle, embrace and ringing a bell.

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