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.
HIRANYAKASHIPU FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : HIRANYAKASHIPU
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HIRANYAKASIPU
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : demon
In charge of : Unknown at present
God of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Popularity index : 1882