Prahlada was a daitya king, the son of Hiranyakashipu and Kayadu, and the father of Virochana he also had a brother named Shehlad. He is often described as a saintly boy from the Puranas known for his piety and bhakti to Lord Vishnu. Despite the abusive nature of his father, Hiranyakashipu, he continued his devotion towards Lord Vishnu. He is considered to be a mahajana, or great devotee, by followers of Vaishnava traditions and is of special importance to devotees of the avatar Narasimha. A treatise is accredited to him in the Bhagavata Purana in which Prahlada describes the process of loving worship to his Lord Vishnu.