Glossary

Śaivaism
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TermŚaivaism
Alternative Termsśaivaism, shaivaism, Śaivite, Śaivites, shaivite, shaivite, Śaiva, Śaivas
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One of the four main Hindu sects, in which the faithful worship Śiva as the supreme being. There are various strands of Śaivism but many devotees daub sacred ash on their foreheads and other parts of their bodies. Some Śaivites may also use cannabis as a sacred offering or smoke it as part of a spiritual experience.

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