From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Avidya, AvidyA, Avidyaa
- non-wisdom; non-knowledge
- ignorance; unawareness; false-awareness
- in philosophy, that state of existence where one is unaware of one’s essential nature, or one’s true identity, and/or one’s true purpose of existence and one’s relationship with the universe.