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    Question The meaning of "Sakteyan"

    Hi there
    Please help me with the meaning of "Sakteyan". I can not find anything useful about it.
    "I have always been strongly attracted to the Zoroastrian doctrine. It sets aside the cumbrous and often objectionable forms with which the ceremonial religions are overloaded, puts away entirely the sensualism characteristic of the left-hand Sakteyan and Astartean worships, and sets forth prominently the simple veneration for the Good, and a life of fraternalism, good neighborhood and usefulness."

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: The meaning of "Sakteyan"

    Are you sure the name is spelled correctly? A Google search returned only 19 hits.

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    Re: The meaning of "Sakteyan"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Are you sure the name is spelled correctly? A Google search returned only 19 hits.
    Thank you for replay.

    Yes, I am sure. Any suggestion?

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    Re: The meaning of "Sakteyan"

    No suggestion. Evidently, it is not widely known.

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    Re: The meaning of "Sakteyan"

    Quote Originally Posted by jaleel2007 View Post
    Thank you for your replay reply.
    Note the correct spelling of "reply".

    I have no idea what your word means either. Perhaps there was a misspelling in the original. Where did you find the entire quote? It's important to give the source (title and author) of any quote.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The meaning of "Sakteyan"

    It's "suktiyan".

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    Re: The meaning of "Sakteyan"

    I found the quote here. The OP copied it correctly so it must have been misspelt in the original.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: The meaning of "Sakteyan"

    The new spelling returns many more hits on Google.

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    Re: The meaning of "Sakteyan"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's "suktiyan".
    I was going to propose Shakti or Sakthi (female god, goddess).

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    #10

    Re: The meaning of "Sakteyan"

    Transcribing Devanagri script into Roman is problematic. It is at best approximate.

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