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