rajas रजस्

Definition: n. "coloured or dim space", the sphere of vapour or mist, region of clouds, atmosphere, air, firmament (in veda- one of the divisions of the world and distinguished from div-or svar-,"the sphere of light", and rocanā divaḥ-,"the ethereal spaces", which are beyond the rajas-,as ether is beyond the air;often rajas-,="the whole expanse of heaven or sky", divided into a lower and upper stratum, the rajas uparam-or pārthivam-and the rajas uttamam-or paramam-or divyam-;hence dual number rajasī-,"the lower and higher atmospheres";sometimes also three and even six such spheres are enumerated, hence plural rajāṃsi-,"the skies")


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: RV. i , 164 , 6, RV., AV., TS., VS., Br.
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