The evil deeds of the wicked and the good deeds and yearning of the righteous are responsible for the advent of Avatars. The Narasimha Avatar (God incarnating as half-man and half-lion) was due to the great devotion of Prahlada and the bad qualities of Hiranyakashipu (Prahlada’s father). God descends in response to the yearning and actions of people. Here are two simple examples. Crops grown on the ground look up to the skies for rain. They cannot reach up to the clouds. So, the clouds come down in the form of rain to provide water to the crops. Another example: There is an infant crawling on the floor. It wants its mother but it cannot jump up to her. So, the mother bends down, takes the child and caresses it to make it happy. In the same manner, to offer relief to devotees, to nurture, protect and foster them, the Divine comes in the human form to give them joy.