noun sa·dha·na \ˈsädənə\

Definition of sadhana



  1. 1 :  Hindu religious training or discipline through which an individual attains samadhi

  2. 2 :  Hindu or Buddhist spiritual training through which an individual worships a formed image as a mediate step to the worship of a formless deity or principle

  3. 3 :  the tantric evocation of a deity by means of spells and ritual for the purpose of getting control of the deity

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Origin and Etymology of sadhana

Sanskrit sādhana; akin to Sanskrit sādhu going straight to a goal

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