A lad who faced the anger of his mighty father for the sake of his faith in God. Poison,
sword and fire could not frighten him. And the Lord Himself responded to the devotion of
the five-year old boy and came to the earth.
'Let not death come to me from any creature created by Brahma.
'Let me not meet with death either in the house or
'Let not my death occur during the day or at night.
'No weapon should cause my death.
'I should not die either on land or in the sky-'
It is said a Rakshasa, an evil I person, got this boon from Brahma. He thought he was
beyond the reach of death ; so he was puffed up with pride that he was deathless. He
troubled the gods very much.
His ears burnt when he heard the name of Lord Vishnu.
What a boon he got from Lord Brahma And yet he was punished for his wicked pride and death
came to him. Men and gods used to tremble when they heard his name; they were freed from
Even the gods, it is said, could not save the world from thecruelty and power of
Hiranyakasipu. At last, a boy's firm and pure devotion to, God saved the world. This boy
The story of Prahlada is very interesting.