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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (shaktism)

Indus Valley and Shaktism.—Female figures were found in Harappa and Mohenjo-daro with certain characteristics such as the figures being in the standing posture with legs apart, adorned with an elaborate girdle, a loin cloth, necklaces of different types and fan–shaped head dresses. These nude female figures with well–proportioned body, slim waist, and prominent hips are respected as the Divine Mother. Thus it is clear that Shaktism, the Mother Goddess cult, flourished in the Indus Valley

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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