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British Dictionary definitions for sivaism

Sivaism

noun
  1. the cult of Siva
Derived FormsSivaist, nounSivaistic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The resemblances to Christianity in Vishnuism are on a larger scale than the corresponding phenomena in Sivaism.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Charles Eliot

  • The corresponding phase of Sivaism is restricted to certain periods and districts of southern India.

  • But though Sivaism has undergone fewer changes and produced fewer great names, it must not be thought of as lifeless or decadent.