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(Hindu Demon)HIRANYAKSHA

The adopted father of Andhaka, Vijaya's first re-birth, and Hiranyakashipu's twin.

Hiranyaksha was one of a tribe of giant distasteful demi-gods known as the Daityas, a form of Asura, who managed to drag the earth to the bottom of the cosmic ocean.

Vishnu was having none of this though. He transformed into Varaha - a wild boar - apparently because of their supreme sense of smell, and made a bee-line for the celestial ocean floor to sniff out the stolen planet and right this terrible wrong.

He defeated Hiranyaksha, though it did take him a little longer than expected - a thousand years to be precise - and carried the earth to its proper place between his tusks.

Andhaka succeeded his foster dad as king of the Daitya's.
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'HIRANYAKSHA' - Indian entry : 06 May 2007
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