Hinduism - Who Is A Bhakta?

Bhakta is a Sanskrit word that means "sharer." 

In Hinduism, this term refers to a devotee of a certain god. 

  • The literal definition of the term, "sharer," has two meanings. 
  • On the one hand, the devotee benefits from the deity's favor as a result of his or her devotion. 
  • On the other hand, since most Hindu devotionalism includes a congregation of worshippers, the devotee also benefits from the companionship and fellowship of like-minded individuals.

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