Definition of bhakta in English:

bhakta

noun

Hinduism
  • A religious devotee:

    ‘the glory of the bhaktas is known only to themselves’
    • ‘The liberation of the bhakta, therefore, surpasses the five other kinds of liberation.’
    • ‘A similar legend tells of a hungry bhakta who plucked a fruit and left it on the river bank while bathing.’
    • ‘They are culturally aware enough to understand our stories of Shiva, and laugh at the comic moments and be moved with emotion when Shiva protects his bhaktas.’
    • ‘Once the Guru is sure of the bhakta's surrender, the Guru with great love and labor guides his disciple in his efforts.’
    • ‘In conditions of adversity, Indians were bound to take refuge in their culture, thinking of it as the bhakta in Indian devotional songs does of the boat in which she or he is placed.’
    • ‘Bhaktas always desire love of God and they dedicate their actions to God.’
    • ‘He never prescribed any asan, regulation of breathing or any rites to His Bhaktas, nor did He blow any mantra into their ears.’
    • ‘After he became a bhakta he engaged wholeheartedly in musical worship.’
    • ‘Though Ramakrishna was undoubtedly a bhakta or devotee, Vivekananda himself appears more as a karma yogi.’
    • ‘It revels in those multiple personal equations a bhakta can draw up with his god, as parent, friend or beloved.’
    • ‘Surprisingly, perhaps, Vidyapati himself was not a Krishna bhakta, not even a Vaishnava.’
    • ‘Catering to Muruga bhaktas worldwide, the bilingual CD has data in Tamil and English.’
    • ‘The Guru is shy - he respects the bhaktas privacy and hesitates to enter his heart as an uninvited guest!’
    • ‘The glory of the bhaktas is known only to themselves.’
    • ‘The bhakta can so get immersed in these roles so as to completely lose his outer identity or ego.’
    • ‘The dancer described vividly the coming of Vishnu as Narasimha to protect his bhakta Prahlada.’
    • ‘We must become like Arjuna, who became the topmost yogi and bhakta while fighting a war on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.’
    • ‘At the time of leaving the body, many of these Bhaktas actually had visions of their chosen deity.’
    • ‘Bhakta Joe says he has struggled with severe depression much of his life, and spirituality has helped him.’
    • ‘Yudhisthira is adamant: he will not abandon a bhakta.’
    follower, adherent, believer, admirer, devotee, acolyte, votary
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Origin

Sanskrit.

Pronunciation

bhakta

/ˈbʌktə/