1. (in Shaktism) the external female genitals regarded as the symbol of Shakti.Compare lingam(def 2).

noun Hinduism

  1. the female genitalia, regarded as a divine symbol of sexual pleasure and matrix of generation and the visible form of Sakti
  2. an image of these as an object of worship

n.1799, from Sanskrit, “female sexual principle as an object of veneration,” literally “vulva, womb.”

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