Shaktism
also Saktism noun Date: 1877 a Hindu sect worshipping Shakti under various names (as Kali or Durga) in a cult of devotion to the female principle often with magical or orgiastic rites

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  • Shaktism — ( Sanskrit: IAST|Śāktaṃ, sa. शाक्तं; lit., doctrine of power or doctrine of the Goddess ) is a denomination of Hinduism that focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi – the Hindu Divine Mother – as the absolute, ultimate Godhead. It is, along with… …   Wikipedia

  • Shaktism — /shuk tiz euhm, shahk /, n. Hinduism. the worship of Shakti as the wife of Shiva. Also, Saktism. [1900 05; SHAKT(I) + ISM] * * * or Saktism Worship of the supreme Hindu goddess Shakti. Together with Vaishnavism and Shaivism, it is one of the… …   Universalium

  • Shaktism — noun A branch of Hinduism that focuses on the worship of Shakti as a supreme goddess …   Wiktionary

  • shaktism — shak·tism …   English syllables

  • Shaktism — Shak•tism [[t]ˈʃʌk tɪz əm, ˈʃɑk [/t]] n. ear (in Hinduism) the worship of Shakti as the wife of Shiva • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • Shaktism — noun 1. a Hindu sect worshiping Shakti • Syn: ↑Saktism • Derivationally related forms: ↑Shaktist (for: ↑Saktism), ↑Shaktist • Hypernyms: ↑sect, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • History of Shaktism — The roots of Shaktism – a Hindu denomination that focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi , the Hindu Divine Mother – penetrate deep into India s prehistory. From the Devi s earliest known appearance in Indian Paleolithic settlements more than 20,000 …   Wikipedia

  • Hinduism — /hin dooh iz euhm/, n. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many… …   Universalium

  • Hindu views on God and gender — In Hinduism there are diverse approaches to the understanding of God and gender.While most Hindus focus upon God in the neutral form,Fact|date=August 2008 Brahman being of neuter gender grammatically, there are prominent Hindu traditions that… …   Wikipedia

  • Shakti — Shakti, meaning sacred force , power , or energy , is the Hindu concept or personification of the divine feminine aspect, sometimes referred to as The Divine Mother . Shakti represents the active, dynamic principles of feminine power. In Shaktism …   Wikipedia

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