There was great joy in the capital
that day on account of the coronation ceremony. Every house was whitewashed andpainted
with colors. There was a riot of green leaves in strings adorning the thresholds, and the
walls were full of painted pictures. There was vocal and instrumental music accompanied by
drums and timbrels. The subjects shouted with joy - "Today Bali becomes our king. It
is the day of his coronation as our king and lord."
Soon after Bali returned from the forest after his tapas, which had
given him great power, Prahlada wanted to install him as king. But Bali wanted his
grandfather torule over the world for some more time. But after a few years Prahlada
convinced Bali to accept the responsibility of kingship.
Bali however, agreed to this only on condition that his grandfather
should stay in the capital. On the day of Bali's coronation, many kings came to the
capital with previous gifts. It was celebrated with grandeur and joy. The Gandharva,
Yaksha, Siddha and Daitya kings gave Bali gifts and expressed their desire to have him as
Only Devas (gods) did not attend the coronation of Bali. Indra, the
king of the Devas, was angry with Bali after he heard of Bali's successful tapas.Fear and
anxiety took hold of him when he heard of the growing strength of the Danavas who drew
their strength and courage from Bali.