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Saiva

play
noun Sai·va \ˈsī-və, ˈshī-\

Definition of Saiva

  1. :  a member of a major Hindu sect devoted to the cult of Shiva

Saivism

play \-ˌvi-zəm\ noun


Origin and Etymology of saiva

Sanskrit Śaiva, from Śiva Shiva


First Known Use: 1810


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