Mayashakti, Māyāśakti, Maya-shakti: 2 definitions

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Introduction:

Mayashakti 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 Māyāśakti can be transliterated into English as Mayasakti or Mayashakti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Māyāśakti (मायाशक्ति) refers to “external energy of Bhagavān, which influences the living entities to accept the false egoism of being independent enjoyers of this material world. There are three functions of māyā: pradhāna, which creates the illusory designations of the living entity; avidyā, which superimposes these designations; and vidyā, which removes them”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Māyāśakti (मायाशक्ति) or Mahāmāyā refers to:—The illusion-generating potency which is responsible for the manifestation of the material world, time and material activities. (Also see Māyā.). (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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