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HIRANYAKASHIPU
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.

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Article last updated on 24 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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ABOUT HIRANYAKASHIPU : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : HIRANYAKASHIPU
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Demon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HIRANYAKASIPU
Popularity index : 241

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