- 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 shakti
In the Tantric model, it's Shakti who brings healing and enlightenment to the god Shiva, just as Neytiri does with Jake.The Tantric Sex in Avatar
Asra Q. Nomani
March 4, 2010
This is why, in India, woman has been described as the symbol of Shakti, the creative power.Creative Unity
It has been said by one: beware the left, the cult of Shakti.Ulysses
In some cases a single female personating the Shakti is to be procured.
Such is the preliminary called the purification of the Shakti.
The Great God thus addresses Shakti, when he asks her to describe the duties of women.The Position of Woman in Primitive Society
C. Gasquoine Hartley
- a variant of Sakti
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Word Origin and History for shakti
from Sanskrit saknoti "is able, is strong," from PIE root *kak- "to enable, help."
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