Dhruva's cruel step-mother keeps him away from this father. She taunts him saying only Vishnu can help him. She does not expect the sic-year old boy to take up severe penance, his mind fixed on Vishnu.
Sage Agastya curses Indradyumna, a devotee of Vishnu, and turns him into an elephant.
Narada, the son of Brahma, is a devarshi and a devotee of Vishnu. He travels through the worlds of devas, asuras and mortals, dispensing information and advice. But sometimes, when he gets over-confident, Vishnu must step in.
In the Hindu trinity, Brahma is the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer. In these stories we see Vishnu going great lengths to rescue his devotees from danger. These dangers are often external ones like wicked demons and terrible curses. But sometimes they are internal dangers like arrogance.
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