Hindu Mythology

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HIRANYAKASHIPU

Hindu 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hiranyakasipu

Gender: Male
Type: Demon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 671

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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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