Shakta

or Sak·ta

[ shahk-tuh ]
/ ˈʃɑk tə /
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noun Hinduism.

a person who worships Shakti as the wife of Shiva.

Origin of Shakta

From the Sanskrit word śākta pertaining to Shakti

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  • Much of the splendour of the Hindu idolatry consists in the celebration of the Shakta rites.

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British Dictionary definitions for shakta

Shakta

/ (ˈʃʌktə) /

noun

Hinduism a devotee of Sakti, the wife of Siva
Derived FormsShaktism, nounShaktist, noun

Word Origin for Shakta

from Sanskrit śākta concerning Sakti

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