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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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2009
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A devotee of Śiva (also referred to as a Śaivite); or relating, belonging, or sacred to Śiva. Śaiva ascetics and devotees (as well as images of Śiva himself), can often be distinguished by ... More
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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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2009
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A collective term for those traditions (also known as ‘Śaiva traditions’) which consider Śiva to be the Supreme deity or absolute (i.e. God); alongside ...

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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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2002

A Hindu (See Hinduism entries) worshipper of Śiva (See Śiva) as the supreme god (See Bhakti

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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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2002

The aspect of Hinduism (See Hinduism entries) that is based on the worship of the god Śiva (See

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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One of the major theistic traditions of medieval Hinduism, worshipping Śiva or one of his forms or symbols such as

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

a member of one of the main branches of modern Hinduism, devoted to the worship of the god Shiva as the supreme being....

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