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HIRANYAKASHIPU

Indian Demon

Also known as HIRANYAKASIPU

A Demon who had somehow wrangled an invulnerability clause from the Gods so they could not kill him.

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
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : demon
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HIRANYAKASIPU
Popularity index : 182
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Article last updated on 24 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Hiranyakashipu: Indian Demon." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 24 Jan. 2013. Web. 19 September 2014.

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