The father then angrily demanded of him to say where Lord Hari is present ;
The boy instantly replied;
"Donot dought the presence of the Lord in one place or another.Chakri (the
bearer of the wheel Vishnu) is present wherever you seek him in the world"
In the end, Hiranyakasipu subjected prahlada to many cruel tortures inthe hope
of making him giveup his devotion to Lord Vishnu.He caused the boy to be
trampled over by elephants.He had the boy thrown down the slopes of mountains,immersed in the ocean ,cast into a blazing fire ,bitten by venomous
serpants and even made him partake of a cup of the vilest poison.Prahlada came out unscathed and undeterred,because of his abiding and unflinching
faith in Lord Vishnu.
In utter disgust ,hiranyakasipu called his son and demanded of him to show his
god,whome he had descibed omnipresent,in an adjacent pillar.Prahlada humbly
but firmly agreed to do so .In his inveterato anger and arrogance,Hiranyakasipu
struck the pillar with his mace .Instantaneously Lord Hari emerged from the
pillar, in the manifestation of the man -lion;
"Satyam vidhatum nijabhritya bhashitam"