By Tanaya Ranade, 5B, AVMBW
Hiranyakashyap the mighty demon king,
wanted his praise even above God
He wished all habitats of his kingdom
should worship him instead of the Lord.
Performing penance for Lord Brahma
he acquired all the magical powers.
Brahma got pleased with his austerities
and a boon of his choice, he offered.
O Lord! best giver of blessings
‘grant me the benediction that I desire.
Let me not meet the death from human
any insect or animal or any other .
Not inside or outside of any house,
neither on land nor on face of waters,
not in day light nor in darkness of night,
not by any of tools and weapon either.
Give me benediction I do not have rival
I must have lordship over all entities.’
He also got all the mystical powers and
to preside over all demons and deities.
Child Prahlad, his son gradually became
devotee of God making his father annoyed.
Angry Hiranyakashyap attempted to kill him
challenging, ‘to protect you call your God.’
The child was protected from all demonic attempts
by Lord Vishnu and his mystical powers.
This time tied with a pillar to be surely killed
for not accepting supremacy of his father.
With half of human body and half as lion
in form of Narsimha Lord Vishnu appeared.
In the twilight, neither the day nor night
put on his thighs, into him his nails pierced
God saved his devotee and the demon was killed
The way boon of Lord Brahma too, was fulfilled.