Daityas; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Hinduism)
Daityas (दैत्य): Daityas were the children of Diti and the sage Kashyapa. They were a race of giants who fought against the gods.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
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The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 8 - On going to the Tīrthas < [Book 4]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 46 - Andhaka fights < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 20 - The fight between the rank and file of the Gaṇas and the Asuras < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 43 - Hiraṇyakaśipu is slain < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3.196 < [Section XI - Origin of the Pitṛs and the Mode of Worshipping them]
Verse 12.48 < [Section VIII - States of Existence due to the Three Qualities]
The Mahabharata - Third Book (by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa)