Nihatya, Ni-hatya: 1 definition
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Nihatya (निहत्य) refers to “having killed (all the demons)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] The primordial nature, born of Śiva, maintains threefold forms in the creative activity, partially out of sport with diverse digits. Vāṇī, the deity presiding over the activity of speech, is born of his mouth; Lakṣmī, in the form of riches, is born out of his chest. Pārvatī manifested (āvirbhāva) herself in the splendours of the gods. After killing (nihatya) all the demons she granted riches and glory to the gods. [...]”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
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Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)