Mayakasha, Māyākāśa, Maya-akasha: 1 definition

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Mayakasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Māyākāśa can be transliterated into English as Mayakasa or Mayakasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mayakasha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Māyākāśa (मायाकाश) refers to the “void of māyā”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] Located above the End of the Sixteen is the End of the Seventeenth, where the trail of smoke dissolves away. The Void of Māyā [i.e., māyākāśa] is there in the place that is formless and free of defects. This is (also) said elsewhere: The Supreme Void is the supreme place. The one called Māyā is above that”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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