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n. Hinduism
A path to achieving salvation through loving devotion to a particular deity, open to all persons irrespective of sex or caste.

[Sanskrit bhaktiḥ, devotion, from bhajati, he apportions; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.]


(Hinduism) Hinduism loving devotion to God leading to nirvana
[from Sanskrit: portion, from bhajati he allocates]


(ˈbʌk ti)

(in Hinduism) selfless devotion as a means of reaching Brahman.
[1825–35; < Skt: devotion]
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Noun1.bhakti - (Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and nirvana; open to all persons independent of caste or sex
devotion - (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
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Arrangements are also underway to have a Bakthi Gee Session (Buddhist religious songs) sung by the members of the Sri Lanka High Commission staff and their family members, Sri Lankan Students and Sri Lankans living in New Delhi deriving the true spirit of the qualities and life of Buddha which will add color to this auspicious event.
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