Definition of Bhakti

1. Noun. (Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and nirvana; open to all persons independent of caste or sex.

Generic synonyms: Devotion
Category relationships: Hindooism, Hinduism



Definition of Bhakti

1. Noun. (Hinduism) devotion to God ¹

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Definition of Bhakti

1. a selfless devotion to a deity in Hinduism [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bhakti

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bhagat
bhagats
bhagee
bhagees
bhajan
bhajans
bhajee
bhajees
bhaji
bhajis
bhakta
bhaktas
bhakti (current term)
bhaktis
bhang
bhangra
bhangras
bhangs
bharal
bharals
bhat
bheestie
bheesties
bheesty
bhelpuri
bhelpuris

Literary usage of Bhakti

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1. An Outline of the Religious Literature of India by John Nicol Farquhar (1920)
"The sects which ruled the development of Hinduism during these centuries received their inspiration in large measure from the enthusiastic bhakti of the ..."

2. Eranistes by Theodoret, Theodoret of Cyrus, Gérard H. Ettlinger (1900)
"ON THE IDEA OF bhakti=PIETAS (qaj©)- Compare Pope's ... regarded as the great introducer into South India of this idea of bhakti; but as he taught in the ..."

3. Vedânta Philosophy: Lectures by Vivekananda, Patañjali (1899)
"Definition of bhakti bhakti-YOGA is a genuine, real search after the Lord, ... "bhakti is greater than Karma, greater than Yoga, because these are intended ..."

4. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda (1989)
"The culmination of all kinds of yoga practices lies in bhakti yoga. All other yogas are but means to come to the point of bhakti in bhakti-yoga. ..."

5. Dancing With Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Himalayan Academy, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Master Subramuniya (2003)
"bhakti extends from the simplest expression of devotion to the ego-decimating ... bhakti is the foundation of all sects of Hinduism, as well as yoga schools ..."

6. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"latter strengthened, —Attacked by Amar Sing.— Valour of the Gorkhas,— Their Repulse. — bhakti Sing Thapa killed. ..."

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