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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Worship of life force as the wife of Shiva; A Hindu sect worshiping the dynamic energy of a Hindu god personified as his female consort.

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  • It brought about a new development known as Saktism, and the still later and grosser literature of the Tantras.
  • Hinduism have degenerated from the lofty aspirations of the Vedic nature-worship to the vileness of Saktism, from the noble praises of
  • The metaphysical ideas of Saktism are thus described by Sir
  • At least one sub-sect founded by Harivamsa (born 1559) adopts a doctrine analogous to Saktism and worships Râdhâ as the manifestation of for more
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