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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.
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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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