[ sahy-vuh ]
/ ˈsaɪ və /
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Origin of Saiva
From the Sanskrit word śaiva
OTHER WORDS FROM SaivaSaivite, noun
Words nearby Saiva
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How to use Saiva in a sentence
The temples consist of three groups: Saiva, Vaishnav and Jain, almost all built in the 10th and 11th centuries.
They are probably Dravidian by descent, though they are in religion Hindus of the Saiva sect.
Wherever he went, he preached the Saiva philosophy, and made converts.
He seems, on the contrary, to have incurred his death by attempting to repress the extension of the Vira Saiva belief.
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 forms of SaivaSaivism, nounSaivite, noun
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