Sadhaki, Sādhakī: 1 definition



Sadhaki 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)

Source: Women in Early Śākta Tantras

Sādhakī (साधकी) The female practitioner (sādhakī/yoginī/bhaginī/strī ).—The boundaries of divinised humans and gods are often blurred or non-existent in tantric cults as well as in many contexts of mainstream Hinduism. In the present context, this implies that divine and human yoginīs may be considered identical in some cases, and that the distinc-tion between a yoginī, who is potentially divine, and a female practi-tioner (sādhakī), who is definitely human, is less clear than we would expect. Indeed, the word yoginī often simply denotes a female practi-tioner.

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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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