Canto 7: The Science of GodChapter 3: Hiraṇyakaśipu's Plan to Become Immortal

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.3.17


uttiṣṭhottiṣṭha bhadraḿ te

tapaḥ-siddho 'si kāśyapa

varado 'ham anuprāpto

vriyatām īpsito varaḥ


śrī-brahmā uvāca — Lord Brahmā said; uttiṣṭha — please get up; uttiṣṭha — get up; bhadram — good fortune; te — unto you; tapaḥ-siddhaḥ — perfect in executing austerities; asi — you are; kāśyapaO son of Kaśyapa; vara-daḥ — the giver of benediction; ahamI; anuprāptaḥ — arrived; vriyatām — let it be submitted; īpsitaḥ — desired; varaḥ — benediction.


Lord Brahmā said: O son of Kaśyapa Muni, please get up, please get up. All good fortune unto you. You are now perfect in the performance of your austerities, and therefore I may give you a benediction. You may now ask from me whatever you desire, and I shall try to fulfill your wish.


Śrīla Madhvācārya quotes from the Skanda Purāṇa, which says that Hiraṇyakaśipu, having become a devotee of Lord Brahmā, who is known as Hiraṇyagarbha, and having undergone a severe austerity to please him, is also known as Hiraṇyaka. Rākṣasas and demons worship various demigods, such as Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, just to take the post of these demigods. This we have already explained in previous verses.

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