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 (shäk′tə, säk′-)
n. Hinduism
One who worships Shakti.

[Sanskrit śāktaḥ, from śaktiḥ, Shakti; see Shakti.]

Shak′tism n.
Shak′tist n.


(Hinduism) Hinduism a devotee of Sakti, the wife of Siva
[from Sanskrit śākta concerning Sakti]
ˈShaktism n
ˈShaktist n


or Sak•ta

(ˈʃɑk tə)

n., pl. -tas.
(in Hinduism) a person who worships Shakti as the wife of Shiva.
[< Skt śākta pertaining to Shakti]
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But instead of smoothing over differences between Hindu Shaivites, Shaktas and Vaishnavas, here the suppression of religio-cultural differences takes on a globalized scale interlocuting between "world religions.
In fact, Hindus in Singapore are predominantly South Indian Shaivities (worshippers of Lord Siva) and Shaktas (worshippers of Durga), and not Vaishnavites (worshippers of Krishna or Vishnu).
He argues that a serious rivalry existed between the Vaishnavas and Shaktas, and that when Vaishnavism became a mass movement in the sixteenth century, the goddess cults were restrained and driven underground.