noun Hinduism, Buddhism.

transcendental knowledge leading toward Brahman.

Compare avidya.

Origin of vidya

From the Sanskrit word vidyā knowledge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vidya

Historical Examples of vidya

  • The word Veda signifies to-know; the latter from Vidya meaning wise.

    Woman, Church & State

    Matilda Joslyn Gage

  • If any one says that widow-marriage is contrary to religion, I will give him Vidya Sagar's essay to read.

    The Poison Tree

    Bankim Chandra Chatterjee