Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

According to Purāṇic myth, an ignorant and powerful daitya king, renowned for his expensive clothing. Much to his father's displeasure, his son, Prahlāda, was an ardent devotee of Viṣṇu; and it was the latter, in a demonstration of his omni-presence, who killed Hiraṇyakaśipu after bursting out of a pillar in his Narasiṃha (‘Man-Lion’) avatāra.

Subjects: Hinduism.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or purchase to access all content.