Definition of Shivaism

1. Noun. A Hindu sect worshiping Shiva.

Exact synonyms: Sivaism
Group relationships: Hindooism, Hinduism
Generic synonyms: Religious Order, Religious Sect, Sect
Member holonyms: Shivaist
Derivative terms: Shivaist



2. Noun. Worship of Shiva one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon.
Exact synonyms: Sivaism
Generic synonyms: Hindooism, Hinduism
Derivative terms: Shivaist

Definition of Shivaism

1. Noun. (alternative form of Shaivism) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shivaism

Shirburnian
Shirburnians
Shirer
Shirgah
Shirime
Shirl
Shirley
Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple Black
Shirley sauce
Shirodkar's operation
Shirodkar operation
Shirshak
Shiva
Shivaism (current term)
Shivaist
Shivaists
Shivite
Shivites
Shizuoka
Shloime
Shlomo
Shoah
Shoahs
Shockley
Sholem Asch
Sholom Asch
Shona
Shone's anomaly

Literary usage of Shivaism

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1. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"By the sixth century AD there were Shiva sects in south India and by the ninth there were two schools of Shivaism in Kashmir. Probably most of the modern ..."

2. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"By the sixth century AD there were Shiva sects in south India and by the ninth there were two schools of Shivaism in Kashmir. Probably most of the modern ..."

3. The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian by James Oswald Dykes, James Stuart Candlish, Hugh Sinclair Paterson, Joseph Samuel Exell (1880)
"And so it was that Shivaism, or the doctrine that Shiva was the true personal God and ... But neither could Shivaism satisfy. For man craves a God who is ..."

4. Researches Into the Nature and Affinity of Ancient and Hindu Mythology by Vans Kennedy (1831)
"... and Shivaism. Some singular misapprehension, also, seems to prevail with respect to the character and worship of Shiva ; for it is assumed that as this ..."

5. Buddhism: Its Historical, Theoretical and Popular Aspects. In Three Lectures by Ernest John Eitel (1873)
"With the rise of the Tantra school ideas borrowed from Shivaism and mixed ... Shivaism, which ascribes to Shiva a threefold body, and Brahminism with its ..."

6. Christianity before Christ; or, Prototypes of our faith and culture by Charles John Stone (1885)
"It has been asserted that Shivaism as well as ... But the evidence seems to demonstrate that Buddhism arose out of Brahminism and Shivaism. ..."

7. Christianity Before Christ: Or, Prototypes of Our Faith and Culture by Charles John Stone (1885)
"It has been asserted that Shivaism as well as ... But the evidence seems to demonstrate that Buddhism arose out of Brahminism and Shivaism. ..."

8. Buddhism: Its Historical, Theoretical and Popular Aspects. In Three Lectures by Ernest John Eitel (1884)
"Shivaism also had its influenca upon the formation of the dogma in question, ... Shivaism especially promoted ..."

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