Shakti definition by Webster's New World
Hinduism divine power or energy worshiped in the person of the female consort of Siva or another god
Origin: Sanskrit akti
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- Shaktism noun
Shakti definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. Shak·tis Hinduism
- The active manifest power that creates the universe.
- The consort of the male expression of the divine, especially of the god Shiva.
Origin: Sanskrit śaktiḥ, from śaknoti, he is strong.