Hindu - Son of Hiranyakashipu. Father of Virochana. Father of Bali, some say. His father became all-powerful and demanded that he be worshipped. Prahlava refused to give up his own god, Vishnu, and was tortured by his father who threw him into snake-pits, over cliffs and under the feet of elephants, all to no avail. When Vishnu, as Narasinha, appeared and killed his father, Prahlava took the throne. Sometimes identified as Prahlava, Prahlada or Prahlada.

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