Mahabali

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For the 1983 Malayalam film, see Mahabali (film).
Mahabali
Mahabali
Vamana with Bali Maharaj
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Vamana as Trivikrama, depicted taking the last of three steps, which is on Bali's head, and sends him to Sutala.

Mahabali (IAST: Mahābalī, Devanagari: महाबली, Malayalam: മാവേലി, മഹാബലി), also known as Mahabali or Māveli, was a benevolent Asura King in ancient Hindu mythology. Mahabali was the great great grandson of a Brahmin sage Kashyapa, great grandson of Hiranyakshipu, the grand son of Prahlada and son of Vairochana. After failing to fulfill his promise to provide 3 steps land for Vamana,[1] Vamana sends Mahabali to live in netherworld for some period [2] Pleased by Mahabali's devotion, Vamana also blesses Bali to be The Indra during the period of the Manu known as Sāvarṇi.[3]

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Preceded by
Virochana
Daityas
unknown
Succeeded by
Banasura