Mayan. Greatest Goddess. 2005

Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: chamotte
Location: Private collection

“Mayan. Greatest Goddess. ” 2005, fireclay.

In Indian philosophy, the Maya Goddess is especially revered as strength, energy. It hides the true nature of the world and at the same time ensures the diversity of its manifestations. The universe owes its appearance to the grandiose cosmic dance-game Mahamaya. Maya is entirely dependent on Brahman, the Supreme God, and is regarded as his strength, creative potency (shakti).

Maya is likened to an illusory dream that darkens the consciousness of the individual soul; going beyond Maya – awakening to true knowledge.