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In Mahabharata, Santi Parva, SECTION XCVIII, it is said by Indra himself that he has slain Prahlada.

Having slain in battle Jambha, Vritra, Vala, Paka, Satamaya, Virochana, the irresistible Namuchi, Samvara of innumerable illusions, Viprachitti,--all these sons of Diti and Danu, as also Prahlada, I myself have become the chief of the celestials.'

Sanskrit part

48 अहं वृत्रं बलं पाकं शतमायं विरॊचनम

दुरावार्यं च नमुचिं नैकमायं च शम्बरम

49 विप्रचित्तिं च दैतेयं दनॊः पुत्राश च सर्वशः

परह्रादं च निहत्याजौ ततॊ देवाधिपॊ ऽभवम

50 इत्य एतच छक्र वचनं निशम्य परतिगृह्य च

यॊधानाम आत्मनः सिद्धिम अम्बरीषॊ ऽभिपन्नवान

48 ahaṃ vṛtraṃ balaṃ pākaṃ śatamāyaṃ virocanam
durāvāryaṃ ca namuciṃ naikamāyaṃ ca śambaram

49 vipracittiṃ ca daiteyaṃ danoḥ putrāś ca sarvaśaḥ
prahrādaṃ ca nihatyājau tato devādhipo 'bhavam

50 ity etac chakra vacanaṃ niśamya pratigṛhya ca
yodhānām ātmanaḥ siddhim ambarīṣo 'bhipannavān

So, I want to know why and when Prahlada was slain by Indra? Was he the same Prahlada (son of Hiranyakashipu) or someone else?

  • Maybe its a different one. I too have read a source, forget the name. As far as I know, the 2 Prahlads are different. – user9072 Mar 26 '18 at 13:24
  • Could it be an error in interpretation? Could he be referring to sons of Diti, Danu and also (of) Prahlad since Virochan is included in the list? – Dr. Vineet Aggarwal Apr 27 '18 at 10:47
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    @TriyugiNarayanMani निहत्याजौ means after killing? – hanugm 2 days ago
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    @hanugm That line can be break as prahrāda ca nihan āji tatas deva adhipa bhū. Please check the details by clicking on that line here – Triyugi Narayan Mani 2 days ago
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    @TriyugiNarayanMani: Kurma Purana says Prahlada alongwith his brothers fought with Vishnu. ( archive.org/stream/ShivaPurana/Kurma%20Purana_djvu.txt ). So Original character of Prahlada might have been described as a pure Daitya. This character might have been converted into a devotee in Bhagavata Purana. – srimannarayana k v 2 days ago

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