1. a Hindu sect worshiping Shakti
Syn: ↑Shaktism
Derivationally related forms: ↑Shaktist, ↑Shaktist (for: ↑Shaktism)
Hypernyms: ↑sect, ↑religious sect, ↑religious order
Member Holonyms: ↑Hinduism, ↑Hindooism
Member Meronyms: ↑Shaktist
2. worship of Shakti as the wife of Shiva
Syn: ↑Shaktism
Derivationally related forms: ↑Shaktist, ↑Shaktist (for: ↑Shaktism)
Hypernyms: ↑Hinduism, ↑Hindooism

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Usage: usually capitalized
variant of shaktism

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/shuk"tiz euhm/, n. Hinduism.

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Sakˈtism or Shakˈtism noun
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Main Entry:Sakti

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