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śākta (‘worshipper of Śakti [or Divine Mother]’)
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Śākta literally means ‘worshiper of Śakti or Divine Mother’.
  
Worshippers of God, in Hinduism, are generally divided into three groups: the vaiṣṇavas, the śaivas and the śāktas. Viṣṇu, Śiva and Śakti (Divine Mother, Pārvatī and her aspects) are, respectively, the deities they worship. Of course, even these deities are facets of Brahman, the Absolute.
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Worshipers of God, in religion, are generally divided into three groups:
 
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# The vaiṣṇavas  
The religion and the philosophy of the Śāktas is contained in the tantras.
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# The śaivas  
 
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# The śāktas
See also TANTRAS.
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Viṣṇu, Śiva and Śakti<ref>Śakti means Divine Mother, Pārvatī and her aspects.</ref> are respectively, the deities they worship. Of course, even these deities are the facets of Brahman, the Absolute. The religion and the philosophy of the Śāktas is contained in the tantras.
  
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
 
* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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śākta (‘worshipper of Śakti [or Divine Mother]’)
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Worshippers of God, in Hinduism, are generally divided into three groups: the vaiṣṇavas, the śaivas and the śāktas. Viṣṇu, Śiva and Śakti (Divine Mother, Pārvatī and her aspects) are, respectively, the deities they worship. Of course, even these deities are facets of Brahman, the Absolute.
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The religion and the philosophy of the Śāktas is contained in the tantras.
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See also TANTRAS.
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Latest revision as of 04:58, 2 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Śākta literally means ‘worshiper of Śakti or Divine Mother’.

Worshipers of God, in religion, are generally divided into three groups:

  1. The vaiṣṇavas
  2. The śaivas
  3. The śāktas

Viṣṇu, Śiva and Śakti[1] are respectively, the deities they worship. Of course, even these deities are the facets of Brahman, the Absolute. The religion and the philosophy of the Śāktas is contained in the tantras.

References

  1. Śakti means Divine Mother, Pārvatī and her aspects.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore