Vidyā, or Vidhya, is a Sanskrit noun meaning "right knowledge" or "clarity". The opposite of vidyā is avidyā #ignorance or misinformation#.
It is frequently used in Hinduism as an honorific implying the Puranic conception of knowledge and learning. Vidya is an epithet of the Hindu goddessSarasvati, consort of Brahma #according to Hindu beliefs#. She has superior spiritual feminine energy—the Param Prakriti—which purifies, empowers, and uplifts the individual. Hence, she is called the Goddess of Learning.