(Hinduism, Sanskrit: ma "not" + ya "this")
- material atmosphere in which the conditioned soul tries to enjoy
without God; this material universe; the Supreme Lord's deluding potency.In the Mahabharata, maya tactics where adopted by the
rakshashas during the war; or
- in the Mahabharata, an architect who managed to escape
from the Khandava fire. He built the Sabha for Yudhishthira.