rajas रजस्

Definition: रजस् n. [रञ्ज्-असुन् नलोपः Uṇ.4.224] 1 Dust, powder, dirt; धन्यास्तदङ्गरजसा मलिनीभवन्ति Ś.7.17; आत्मोद्धतैरपि रजोभिरलङ्घनीयाः 1.8; R.1.42;6.33. -2 The dust or pollen of flowers; भूयाद् कुशेशयरजोमृदुरेणुरस्याः (पन्थाः) Ś. 4.11; Me.35,67; Śi.7.42. -3 A mote in a sun-beam, any small particle (of matter); cf. Ms.8.132; जाल- सूर्यमरीचिस्थं त्रसरेणू रजः स्मृतम् Y.1.362. -4 A ploughed or cultivated land, arable field. -5 Gloom, darkness. -6 Foulness, passion, emotion, moral or mental darkness; अपथे पदमर्पयन्ति हि श्रुतवन्तो$पि रजोनिमीलिताः R.9. 74. -7 The second of the three Guṇas or constituent qualities of all material substances (the other two being सत्त्व and तमस्; रजस् is supposed to be the cause of the great activity seen in creatures; it predominates in men, as Sattva and Tamas predominate in gods and demons); अन्तर्गतमपास्तं मे रजसो$पि परं तमः Ku.6.6; Bg.6. 27; रजोजुषे जन्मनि K.; Māl.1.2. -8 Menstrual discharge, menses; रजसाभिप्लुतां नारी नरस्य ह्युपगच्छतः । प्रज्ञा तेजो बलं चक्षुरायुश्चैव प्रहीयते ॥ Ms.4.41;5.66. -9 Safflower. -1 Tin. -11 Ved. Air, atmosphere. -12 A division of the world. -13 Vapour. -14 Cloud or rain-water. -15 Sin (पाप); प्रायश्चित्तं च कुर्वन्ति तेन तच्छाम्यते रजः Rām.4. 18.34. -Comp. -गुणः see (7) above. -जुष् a. one who is addicted to Rajoguṇa; रजोषुजे जन्मनि सत्त्ववृत्तये K. -तमस्क a. being under the influenec of both rajas and tamas. -तोकः, -कम्, -पुत्रः 1 greediness, avarice; मुनये प्रेषयामास रजस्तोकमदौ तथा Bhāg.12.8.16. -2 'the child of passion', a term applied to a person to show that he is quite insignificant. -दर्शनम् the first appearance of the menstrual excretion, first menstrual flow. -निमीलित a. blinded by passion; अपथे पदमपयन्ति हि श्रुतवन्तो$पि रजोनिमीलिताः R.9.74. -पटलम् a coating ofdust. -बन्धः suppression of menstruation. -मूर्तिः the god Brahmā. -मेघः a cloud of dust. -रसः, -व(ब)- लम् darkness. -शयः a dog; L. D. B. -शुद्धिः f. pure condition of the menses. -सारथिः wind; L. D. B. -हरः 'dirt-remover', a washerman.

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