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or Sakta

[shahk-tuh] /ˈʃɑk tə/
noun, Hinduism.
a person who worships Shakti as the wife of Shiva.
Origin of Shakta
< Sanskrit śākta pertaining to Shakti Unabridged
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  • Much of the splendour of the Hindu idolatry consists in the celebration of the Shakta rites.

    Phallic Miscellanies Hargrave Jennings
British Dictionary definitions for Shakta


(Hinduism) a devotee of Sakti, the wife of Siva
Derived Forms
Shaktism, noun
Shaktist, noun
Word Origin
from Sanskrit śākta concerning Sakti
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