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According to Purāṇic myth, an ignorant and powerful daitya, the brother of Hiraṇyakaśipu, who threw the Earth (Bhū Devī) into the ocean. She was rescued by Viṣṇu in his Varāha (‘Boar’) avatāra, who killed Hiraṇyākṣa for his pains.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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