- padāni trīṇi dattāni
- bhūmer mahyaṁ tvayāsura
- dvābhyāṁ krāntā mahī sarvā
- tṛtīyam upakalpaya
padāni—footsteps; trīṇi—three; dattāni—have been given; bhūmeḥ—of land; mahyam—unto Me; tvayā—by you; asura—O King of the demons; dvābhyām—by two steps; krāntā—have been occupied; mahī—all the land; sarvā—completely; tṛtīyam—for the third step; upakalpaya—now find the means.
O King of the demons, you have promised to give Me three steps of land, but I have occupied the entire universe with two steps. Now think about where I should put My third.