variants or Shivaism
plural -s
: a sect comprising the worshipers of the god Siva

Word History


Siva, Shiva, supreme god of many Hindu sects (from Sanskrit Śiva, literally, friendly, auspicious) + English -ism; akin to Old English hīwan, plural, members of a household

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“Sivaism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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