Shaktism

noun
Shak·​tism | \ ˈshäk-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce Shaktism (audio) , ˈsäk- \
variants: or less commonly Saktism

Definition of Shaktism

: a Hindu sect worshipping Shakti under various names (such as Kali or Durga) in a cult of devotion to the female principle often with magical or orgiastic rites

First Known Use of Shaktism

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Shaktism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shaktism. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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