Sakteyas are mostly tamastic in their habits and method offering worship also.
Their upasana is of many kinds, but a large majority prefer offering sacrifices
since they confer certain awe-some potent powers, which they put for their self
glorification. They are much dreaded people, for the Siddhi they attained is
always put to destructive purposes.
worship the Kshudradevatas and for appeasing their hunger. sacrifice of animals
was advocated in the beginning, and some staunch, rather perverted upasakas went
to the extent of offering Narabali-human sacrifice. Sorcerers and witches, who
worshipped ardently those Kshusdradevatas remorselessly offered humans, who
credulously obeyed their crafty maneuvers, when chance threw them into in their
nets. Puranas and history embody several episodes illustrating the heinous role
played by the votaries of kshudradevatas. Even great intellectuals and kings too
fell prey to the mantrikas who by virtue of obtaining some powers from them
wrought havoc in the bygone past.