In the Padma Purana, it mentions that Prahalada, Hiranyakashipu, Nrsingadev,
they appear many times. It’s not only this one time. At least 3 different…2
different incarnations in other days of Brahma are described in the Padma
One of those times he (Hiranyakashipu) worshiped Shiva and got the blessing.
Another time he worshiped Brahma again. When he was worshiping Shiva and he
wanted Prahalada to admit that he was supreme, then he said that, “Well, ok
if you don’t want to admit I’m supreme at least admit that Shiva is
supreme..hes above Vishnu.” Prahalada didn’t accept that either.
Prahalada was very fixed up Vaisnava. He knew very clearly who the Supreme
was. He got prenatal instruction. In the womb of his mother Kayadu he was
instructed by Narada muni.
Narada is very merciful. So he saved Prahalada from the Devas and took her
to his ashram, when she was carrying Prahalada, and then instructed her. So
later she forgot a lot of the things but Prahalada remembered everything. So
before he was born, he was already trained up.
The teachers of Prahalada were amazed where did he get all this information
from? And they weren’t teaching all this Visnu-tattva. So they were
HH Jayapataka Swami
Nrsimha Caturdasi, 2008