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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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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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Revision as of 05:12, 15 November 2014

By Swami Harshananda

śākta (‘worshipper 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.

The religion and the philosophy of the Śāktas is contained in the tantras.

See also TANTRAS.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

By Swami Harshananda

śākta (‘worshipper 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.

The religion and the philosophy of the Śāktas is contained in the tantras.

See also TANTRAS.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

śākta (‘worshipper 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. The religion and the philosophy of the Śāktas is contained in the tantras. See also TANTRAS.