Teja; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

Teja (तेज, “fire”):—One of the five gross elements assigned as a zone (or sphere) to the human body (bhūtamaṇḍala), according the Yogatattva-upaniṣad. The element fire is seated between the anus and the heart. Fire is represented by a triangle (trikoṇa), the colour red (rakta) and the syllable ra (र). The deity presiding over this region is Rudra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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1a) Teja (तेज).—A son of Bala and grandson of Nārāyaṇa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 4.

1b) Comes out of the subtle element, sparśa (touch) of Vāyu or wind; its qualities are sound, touch and form.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 3. 24.

1c) One of the twenty Sutapa Gaṇas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 15.

1d) Of the burning universe in pralaya; similes used for colour.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 161.

1e) Swallows the waters—all mouthed; its quality is prakāśaka or light which Vāyu eats up; vanishes like the flame in the wind.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 102. 10-12.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

teja : (m.; nt.) (mano-group), heat; radiance; glory; power. (This becomes tejo in cpds.)

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Teja, & Tejo (Vedic tejas (nt.) from tij to be sharp or to pierce=a (piercing) flame. See tejate; semantically (sharp›light) cp. Ger. strahl (ray of light)=Ags. strael (arrow).—The nt. tejo is the usual form; Instr. tejasā (Dh. 387; Sn. 1097) & tejena (J. III, 53), cp. tapa & tapo) “sharpness, ” heat, flame, fire, light; radiance, effulgence, splendour, glory, energy, strength, power D. II, 259 (personified as deva, among the 4 Elements paṭhavī, āpo, t. , vāyo; cp. tejo-dhātu); S. IV, 215; M. I, 327; Sn. 1097 (glory of the sun compd with that of the Buddha); Dh. 387 (sabbaṃ ahorattiṃ Buddho tapati tejasā); J. III, 53 (sīla°); I, 93 (puñña° the power of merit); Vbh. 426 (id.); Ps. I, 103; Vism. 350 (def.); VvA. 116.

—kasiṇa fire-contemplation for the purpose of kammaṭṭhāna practice (see kasiṇa) D. III, 268; Dhs. 203; Vism. 171; DhA. II, 49; III, 214; Bdhd 106; —dhātu the element of flame (or fire), the 3rd of the 6 Elements, viz. paṭhavī āpo t. vāyo ākāsa viññāṇa (cp. Dhs. trsl. p. 242) D. III, 27, 228, 247; M. I, 188, 422; A. I, 176; II, 165; Dhs. 588, 648, 964; Nett 74; Vism. 363. (Page 306)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

tēja (तेज).—n (tējas S) Light, lustre, splendor, brilliancy. 2 Heat; esp. fervid or fierce heat (of the sun or fire). 3 Majesty, dignity, glory, grandeur, authoritativeness, awfulness. 4 Virtue, efficacy, excellence, goodness, power (as of medicines, spirits &c.): fire, energy, vigor, nerve, force, pith, beauty (of a speech, an action, a look). 5 Semen virile. 6 Sharpness (as of weapons or tools). 7 Pungency: also acritude.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tēja (तेज).—n Light, lustre, splendour, brilliancy. Heat, esp. fervid or fierce heat (of the sun or fire). Majesty, dignity, glory, authoritativeness, awfulness. Virtue, efficacy, excellence, power (of medicines, spirits &c.): fire energy, vigour, force, sharpness (as of weapon or tools).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Teja (तेज).—

1) Pungency.

2) Sharpness (of a weapon).

3) Brilliancy.

4) Spirit.

Derivable forms: tejaḥ (तेजः).

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Teja (तेज).—See under तिज् (tij).

Derivable forms: tejaḥ (तेजः).

See also (synonyms): tejana.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.

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