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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.3.17
uttishthottishtha bhadram te
tapah-siddho 'si kasyapa
varado 'ham anuprapto
vriyatam ipsito varah
sri-brahma uvaca -- Lord Brahma said; uttishtha -- please get up; uttishtha -- get up; bhadram -- good fortune; te -- unto you; tapah-siddhah -- perfect in executing austerities; asi -- you are; kasyapa -- O son of Kasyapa; vara-dah -- the giver of benediction; aham -- I; anupraptah -- arrived; vriyatam -- let it be submitted; ipsitah -- desired; varah -- benediction.
Lord Brahma said: O son of Kasyapa 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.
Srila Madhvacarya quotes from the Skanda Purana, which says that Hiranyakasipu, having become a devotee of Lord Brahma, who is known as Hiranyagarbha, and having undergone a severe austerity to please him, is also known as Hiranyaka. Rakshasas and demons worship various demigods, such as Lord Brahma and Lord Siva, just to take the post of these demigods. This we have already explained in previous verses.
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