Consider the following statements with respect to the Srikula and Kalikula schools of Hinduism:
1.While Srikula belongs to Shaivite sect, Kalikula belongs to Shaktism
2.While Srikula is strong in South India, Kalikula is strong in Northern and Eastern India
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
Shaktism focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi – the Hindu Divine Mother – as the absolute, ultimate Godhead. Shaktism regards Devī as the Supreme Brahman itself, with all other forms of divinity, female or male, considered being merely her diverse manifestations. In the details of its philosophy and practice, Shaktism resembles Shaivism. However, Shaktas focus most or all worship on Shakti, as the dynamic feminine aspect of the Supreme Divine. Shaktism is practiced throughout the Indian subcontinent and beyond, in numerous forms, both Tantric and non-Tantric; however, its two largest and most visible schools are the Srikula (lit., family of Sri), strongest in South India, and the Kalikula (family of Kali), which prevails in northern and eastern India.
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