Sadbhakti, Sat-bhakti: 2 definitions

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Sadbhakti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sadbhakti in Shaktism glossary
Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Sadbhakti (सद्भक्ति) refers to “true devotion”, according to Sāhib Kaul’s Śārikāstrotra.—Accordingly, “With true devotion (sadbhakti) I worship that divine and omnipresent Śārikā, who bears the crescent moon on her head, who grants liberation, destroys delusion everywhere, destroys the bad fear of meeting a wrong death. O mother Śārikā, whoever devotedly recites your tāra-syllable, which carries one across the ocean of transmigration, may, when his wisdom is ripened through the knowledge of the absolute, even put to shame the Lord of the Word. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sadbhakti in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sadbhakti (ಸದ್ಭಕ್ತಿ):—[noun] unpolluted, unselfish devotion.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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