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Mahabali
Mahabali
(IAST: Mahābalī), or Great Bali, also known as Māveli, was a benevolent kshatriya varna King in ancient Hindu antiquity. Mahabali was the great grandson of Hiranyakshipu, the grand son of Prahlada
Prahlada
and son of Virochana. After he failed to fulfill his promise to provide three paces of land for Vamana,[3] Vamana
Vamana
sends Mahabali
Mahabali
to live in netherworld for some period.[4] Pleased by Mahabali's devotion, Vamana also blesses Bali to be the Indra
Indra
during the period of the Manu known as Sāvarṇi.[5] Mahabali
Mahabali
was a beloved king and very kind to his subjects in the state of Kerala. The time under his rule was considered one of great prosperity and happiness. It is in fact this success as a king that led the gods to be wary of him and bring his demise at the hands of Vamana. To appease his subjects who were distraught at his death, Mahabali
Mahabali
is allowed to return to Earth once every year on the auspicious festival of Onam
Onam
and Malayalis all over the world celebrates this festival. [6] See also[edit]

Balipratipada Banasura Chiranjivins Rakshasa

References[edit]

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^ Satyanarayana Rao, Gangavelli (1993). Myths and Deities: Some Aspects of Hindu Iconographic Traditions. New Era Publications. p. 61-64.  ^ Journal of Indian History Volume 55. Department of History, University of Kerala. 1977. p. 110.  ^ "Srimad Bhagavatam: Canto 8 - Chapter 21".  ^ "PrabhupadaBooks.com Srila Prabhupada's Original Books".  ^ "PrabhupadaBooks.com Srila Prabhupada's Original Books".  ^ Gupta, Siddhartha. "King Mahabali
Mahabali
and Onam,Legend of King Mahabali,Story of King Mahabali". 

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