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noun Hinduism.
  1. a person who worships Shakti as the wife of Shiva.

Origin of Shakta

From the Sanskrit word śākta pertaining to Shakti
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Historical Examples

  • 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


  1. Hinduism a devotee of Sakti, the wife of Siva
Derived FormsShaktism, nounShaktist, noun

Word Origin

from Sanskrit śākta concerning Sakti
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