- the female principle or organ of generative power.
- the wife of a deity, especially of Shiva.Compare Divine Mother.
Origin of Shakti
From the Sanskrit word śakti
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Examples from the Web for sakti
The highest merit in Sakti can be reached only through arrack.
Lakshmi, as we have just noticed, is the sakti or consort of Vishnu, the preservative power of the deity.
From taste (ruchi) comes strong inclination (sakti), which gives birth to the sprout of passion for Krishna in the soul.Chaitanya's Life And Teachings
Krishna das Kaviraja
The Sakti goddess, Bhagavati, the Tiyans look upon as their own guardian spirit.
The boy explained that it was not a heinous crime to cut off the head of one who had prevented the Sakti worship.
- the female principle or organ of reproduction and generative power in general
- this principle manifested in the consorts of the gods, esp Kali
C19: from Sanskrit sákti power
- a variant of Sakti
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Word Origin and History for sakti
from Sanskrit saknoti "is able, is strong," from PIE root *kak- "to enable, help."
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