noun Hinduism.

Origin of Saiva

From the Sanskrit word śaiva
Related formsSai·vite, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for saiva



a member of a branch of Hinduism devoted to the worship of Siva, but rejecting the notion of his incarnations


of or relating to Saivism or Saivites
Derived FormsSaivism, nounSaivite, noun
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