Being a Demon, this made his behavior even more demonic than usual. It was VISHNU who cut him down to size and less.
He did this by turning himself into a Man-Lion called NARASIMHA, in which guise he declared himself no longer a God and was therefore quite at liberty to zap the demon. Which he did.
Article last updated on 24 January 2013
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
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Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "HIRANYAKASHIPU: Demon from Indian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 24 Jan. 2013. Web. 24 July 2014.