|Lakshmi Narasimha monolothic statue at Hampi|
Good and evil are two sides of the same coin – they are brothers, who look opposite ways. Such were the Devas and Asuras too. Kashyapa was a great sage – he was one among the Saptarishis (the seven greatest rishis or sages of all time). He had two wives – Aditi and Diti, both daughters of Daksha Prajapati. Through Aditi, he begot the Devas – the Gods, and through Diti, he was father of the Asuras – the demons. This is the story of one of his sons – Hiranyakashipu.