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Shakti

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

In Hinduism, the female principle of divine energy, especially when personified as the supreme deity. The name comes from Sanskrit śakti ‘power, divine energy’.

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Shakti

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 159 words.

The Sanskrit for “power” or “energy,” Shakti is the energizing material power of a given Hindu god, a power that

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Shakti

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 364 words.

Formed in the mid-70s, Shakti, defined on the sleeve notes of its debut album to be Sanskrit for ‘creative intelligence,

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Shakti

Elaine Craddock.

in The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion. 587 words.

In the religions of the Indian sub-continent, shakti is a cosmological principle of power, the life-force of the universe, specifically

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Shakti

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in the mid-70s, Shakti, defined on the sleeve notes of its debut album to be Sanskrit for ‘creative intelligence, beauty and power’, was a brave and innovative attempt to ...

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Shakti

Barry Kernfeld.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 240 words.

Fusion group. It was formed in the USA in 1973 as a trio by John Mclaughlin, the South Indian violinist Lakshminarayana Shankar (brother of L. Subramaniam), and the North Indian tablā...

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Shakti

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

In Hinduism, the female principle of divine energy, especially when personified as the supreme deity. The name comes from Sanskrit śakti ‘power, divine energy’.

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Shakti

David Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 3 words.

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Shakti

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

Sanskrit:

‘power’, in particular the power of a deity, personified as his wife; especially a byname of Shiva's wife.

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Shakti

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 3 words.

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Shakti

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 25 words.

in Hinduism, the female principle of divine energy, especially when personified as the supreme deity. The name comes from Sanskrit ...

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McLaughlin, John - Remember Shakti

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 153 words.

These collaborations between guitarist John McLaughlin and Shakti, a collective of Indian and Pakistani musicians, is one of the more

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Hanuman: Shakti, Bhakti, and Brahmacharya

Joseph S. Alter.

in The Wrestler's Body

August 1992; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 7013 words.

Every akhara has at least one shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and his worship is an important part of every wrestler's daily regimen. This chapter shows how Hanuman serves as a model for...

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Remember Shakti (John McLaughlin album)

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

These collaborations between guitarist John McLaughlin and Shakti, a collective of Indian and Pakistani musicians, is one of the more interesting and successful East-meets-West experiments....

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Gurumayi, the Play of Shakti and Guru

Karen Pechilis.

in The Graceful Guru

August 2004; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 12498 words.

Gurumayi (Swami Chidvilasananda) is the current guru of the worldwide Siddha Yoga organization that promotes the uplift of humanity through a collective “revolution” in spiritual...

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Shakti (creative power in Hinduism):

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 7 words.

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Felling with the Shakti Weapon

Michael Madhusudan Datta.

Edited by Clinton B. Seely.

in The Slaying of Meghanada

April 2004; p ublished online October 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 7682 words.

This chapter presents an English translation of the seventh canto of Michael Madhusudan Datta's epic poem The Slaying of Meghanada.

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Mutiyettu (literally ‘wearing of the crown’)

in The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 896 words.

ritualistic prototype of theatre, one of the earliest known representing the fertility cult in Kerala. Kali, the goddess of shakti,

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Shaktas

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 66 words.

Devotees or worshippers of the Goddess (Devi-Shakti) as ultimate power are Shaktas. Shaktism, along with the

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Tantric mythology

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 230 words.

Tantra is almost always associated with the Hindu god Shiva in connection with his Shakti, the Goddess (Devi

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Nepal, Maharaja, Hh Mohan Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 251 words.

Ojaswi Rajanya; Projjwala Nepal Tara; Om Ram Patta; Atula Jyotirmaya Tri-Shakti Patta; Ati Pravala Gorkha Dakshina Bahu; Sainik Deergha Seva Patta; GCB (Hon.) cr 1950...

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