bhakti

[ buhk-tee ]
/ ˈbʌk ti /
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noun Hinduism.

selfless devotion as a means of reaching Brahman.Compare jnana, karma(def 1).
(initial capital letter) a popular religious movement centered around the personal worship of gods, especially Vishnu and Shiva.

Nearby words

  1. bhai,
  2. bhajan,
  3. bhaji,
  4. bhakta,
  5. bhaktapur,
  6. bhakti-marga,
  7. bhang,
  8. bhangi,
  9. bhangra,
  10. bharal

Compare Saiva, Vaishnava.

Origin of bhakti

1825–35; < Sanskrit: devotion

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British Dictionary definitions for bhakti

bhakti

/ (ˈbʌktɪ) /

noun

Hinduism loving devotion to God leading to nirvana

Word Origin for bhakti

from Sanskrit: portion, from bhajati he allocates

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