sadhana

noun
sa·​dha·​na | \ ˈsädənə \
plural -s

Definition of sadhana

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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History and Etymology for sadhana

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

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“Sadhana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sadhana. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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