Hiranyakasipu

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Hiranyakasipu a cruel demon who tormented the demigods, the world at large, and his son — the Lord’s dear devotee Prahlad. He was killed by the Lord in His Avatar as Nrsimhadev. Internally, he is Vijay, a doorkeeper of Vaikuntha who was cursed by the four Kumaras. He accepted this role to fulfil the Lord’s desire for performing Pastimes to glorify His devotees.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary