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

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shaktism was in 1877

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“Shaktism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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