sadhana

noun sa·dha·na \ ˈsädənə \

Definition of sadhana

plural -s
1 : Hindu religious training or discipline through which an individual attains samadhi
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 : 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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