Hindu - A demon-king. The first manifestation of Ravana. Twin brother of Hiranyaksha. Father of Hrada and Prahlava. Father of Bali, some say. He achieved great strength by austerity and took power over air, earth and sky for a million years until he was killed by Vishnu in his fourth avatar as the man-lion Narasinha. In some accounts, called Hiranyakashipu, Hiranyakasipu, Hiranyakasipu, Hiranyapakasura or Hiranyapakasura.

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