Bhakti



selfless devotion as a means of reaching Brahman.
Compare jnana, karma (def 1).
(initial capital letter) a popular religious movement centered around the personal worship of gods, especially Vishnu and Shiva.
Historical Examples

New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century John Morrison
India, Its Life and Thought John P. Jones
Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3) Charles Eliot
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century John Morrison
Hindu Gods And Heroes Lionel D. Barnett
The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry W. G. Archer
Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3) Charles Eliot

noun
(Hinduism) loving devotion to God leading to nirvana

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