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murti

/ (ˈmuːrtɪ) /
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noun

Hinduism an image of a deity, which itself is considered divine once consecrated

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Word Origin for murti

from Sanskrit, literally: embodiment
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Example sentences from the Web for murti

  • The third, the Mutchya Murti, is a long-shaped flat stone with a vadana that gives it a resemblance to the face of a fish.

  • These three sacred rivers form a kind of Tri-murti, or triad, often personified as goddesses, and called 'Mothers.'

    Nature Mysticism|J. Edward Mercer
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