bhakti

[buhk-tee]
noun Hinduism.
1.
selfless devotion as a means of reaching Brahman. Compare jnana, karma ( def 1 ).
2.
(initial capital letter) a popular religious movement centered around the personal worship of gods, especially Vishnu and Shiva.
Compare Saiva, Vaishnava.


Origin:
1825–35; < Sanskrit: devotion

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bhakti (ˈbʌktɪ)
 
n
Hinduism loving devotion to God leading to nirvana
 
[from Sanskrit: portion, from bhajati he allocates]

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