Srimad Bhagavatam 10.63.45 - Somehow Get Connected to Pure Devotee (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Vishwarup Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
ayam mamesto dayito ’nuvarti
mayabhayam dattam amusya deva
sampadyatam tad bhavatah prasado
yatha hi te daitya-patau prasadah
This Banasura is my dear and faithful follower, and I have awarded him freedom from fear. Therefore, my Lord, please grant him Your mercy, just as You showed mercy to Prahlada, the lord of the demons.
Lord Siva feels inclined to help Banasura because the demon showed great devotion to Lord Siva when he provided musical accompaniment for Siva’s tandava dance. Another reason Bana is an object of Lord Siva’s favor is that he is a descendant of the great devotees Prahlada and Bali.