noun[mass noun] Hinduism
Devotional worship directed to one supreme deity, usually Vishnu (especially in his incarnations as Rama and Krishna) or Shiva, by whose grace salvation may be attained by all regardless of sex, caste, or class. It is followed by the majority of Hindus today.
- Consequently, the goal of all auspicious activities - karma, jnana, yoga and bhakti - is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
- Saivism values both bhakti and yoga, devotional and contemplative sadhanas, or disciplines.
- They confess sins, do penance and engage in bhakti and karma yoga to raise consciousness.
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