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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sivaism. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.
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