Rajoguna, Rajas-guna, Rajoguṇa: 8 definitions
Rajoguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Rajogun.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)
Rajoguṇa (रजोगुण) refers to “mode of passion”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Rajoguṇa (रजोगुण) refers to the “quality of rajas”, according to Mukunda’s Saṃvartārthaprakāśa.—Accordingly, [while describing the three currents of teachers]: “(1) Divyaugha: One should think of the essential nature of the teachers belonging to the Divine Current as the quality of sattva, as the worlds of the Sun and Fire etc. and as possessing the nature of deity. (2) Mānavaugha: One should contemplate the essential nature of the teachers belonging to the Current of Men as the quality of rajas [e.g., rajoguṇa], as the Moon and Water etc and as possessing a human nature. (3) Siddhaugha: One should recollect the essential nature of the teachers belonging to the Current of Siddhas as the quality of tamas, as darkness, Space and the Air etc and possessing a supernatural being’s nature”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
rajōguṇa (रजोगुण).—m (S) The second of the three properties of the creature, PASSION. To this are ascribed sensual desire, worldly coveting, pride, falsehood, and pain. See under guṇa.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
rajōguṇa (रजोगुण).—m The second of the three pro- perties of the creature, Passion.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Rajoguṇa (रजोगुण).—see (7) above.
Derivable forms: rajoguṇaḥ (रजोगुणः).
Rajoguṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rajas and guṇa (गुण).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaḥ) The second condition of humanity: see rajas .
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Rajoguṇa (रजोगुण) [Also spelled rajogun]:—(nm) one of the three attributes of nature which manifests itself in luxuriousness, merry-making, exhibitionism and such other attitudes.
Rajōguṇa (ರಜೋಗುಣ):—[noun] any of the qualities as dynamism, vigour, impetuousness, etc. lacking wisdom, (as the second of the three
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Rajas, Rajo, Guna.
Starts with: Rajogunamaya.
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The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 25 - The Three Guṇas and Their Workings < [Book 11 - Eleventh Skandha]
Chapter 10 - Brahmā’s Penance and Ten-fold Creation < [Book 3 - Third Skandha]
Chapter 13 - Infatuation of God Brahmā < [Book 10 - Tenth Skandha]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 14.7 < [Chapter 14 - Guṇa-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Verse 6.26 < [Chapter 6 - Dhyāna-yoga (Yoga through the Path of Meditation)]
Verse 14.15 < [Chapter 14 - Guṇa-traya-vibhāga-yoga]
Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Verse 14.16 < [Chapter 14 - Gunatraya-vibhaga-yoga]
Verse 14.5 < [Chapter 14 - Gunatraya-vibhaga-yoga]
Verse 14.9-10 < [Chapter 14 - Gunatraya-vibhaga-yoga]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 16 - On Śūka’s desiring to go to Mithilā to see Janaka < [Book 1]
Chapter 6 - On the description of the Devī’s Vibhutis (powers) < [Book 3]
Chapter 1 - On the description of Prakṛti < [Book 9]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 10 - The Guṇas < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]