Hiranyaksh and Hiranyakashyapu tortured people in the satyuga for long time and therefore lord Vishnu had to incarnate as Varaha and Narasimha respectively to kill both of them .

All of this happens in Sat yuga. Imagine how the subjects of those kings felt. They must have felt they're living in horrible age

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    I think they ruled somewhere else as Ikshvanku, Pururva (in current Manvantara and Uttanpad, Priyavrata etc. in Svayambhu Manvantra) were ruling Jambudwipa
    – Lakhi
    Nov 30 '19 at 2:40
  • Where did you hear they tortured people? I have heard nothing very bad about their reign other than attempting to hurt Prahlada, who was immune to it anyway and even that was reconciled without violence for a really long time. Dec 13 '21 at 20:57

It is because according to Mahabharata, the four legs of dharma were present.


O bull of the Bharata race, in the Krita age, everything was free from deceit and guile and avarice and covetousness; and morality like a bull was among men, with all the four legs complete.

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