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Smartism is a sect of Hinduism in which, in contrast with Shaivism and Vaishnavism, one may worship multiple gods.[1] It is often referred as a "liberal" sect and is passed along familial ties. It is a very small sect of Hinduism and has more importance on Hindu texts.[2]

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  1. Basham, Arthur Llewellyn (1991). The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507349-2.
  2. Kitagawa, Joseph (2013-09-05). The Religious Traditions of Asia: Religion, History, and Culture. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-87597-7.