Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 7 - Chapter 1 - Verse 56


श्रीविष्णुपार्षदा ऊचु:अद्यैतद्धरिनररूपमद्भ‍ुतं तेद‍ृष्टं न: शरणद सर्वलोकशर्म ।सोऽयं ते विधिकर ईश विप्रशप्त-स्तस्येदं निधनमनुग्रहाय विद्म: ॥ ५६ ॥


śrī-viṣṇu-pārṣadā ūcuḥadyaitad dhari-nara-rūpam adbhutaṁ tedṛṣṭaṁ naḥ śaraṇada sarva-loka-śarmaso ’yaṁ te vidhikara īśa vipra-śaptastasyedaṁ nidhanam anugrahāya vidmaḥ


The associates of Lord Viṣṇu in Vaikuṇṭha offered this prayer: O Lord, our supreme giver of shelter, today we have seen Your wonderful form as Lord Nṛsiṁhadeva, meant for the good fortune of all the world. O Lord, we can understand that Hiraṇyakaśipu was the same Jaya who engaged in Your service but was cursed by brāhmaṇas and who thus received the body of a demon. We understand that his having now been killed is Your special mercy upon him.


Hiraṇyakaśipu’s coming to this earth and acting as the Lord’s enemy was prearranged. Jaya and Vijaya were cursed by the brāhmaṇas Sanaka, Sanat-kumāra, Sanandana and Sanātana because Jaya and Vijaya checked these four Kumāras. The Lord accepted this cursing of His servants and agreed that they would have to go to the material world and would then return to Vaikuṇṭha after serving the term of the curse. Jaya and Vijaya were very much perturbed, but the Lord advised them to act as enemies, for then they would return after three births; otherwise, ordinarily, they would have to take seven births. With this authority, Jaya and Vijaya acted as the Lord’s enemies, and now that these two were dead, all the Viṣṇudūtas understood that the Lord’s killing of Hiraṇyakaśipu was special mercy bestowed upon them.