Teja: 11 definitions
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Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
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.
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).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Teja (तेज) refers to the gross element named “light” which originates from Rūpatanmātra which originates from Vāyu through its spontaneous self-modification, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—[...] The bhūtādi again covers up the ākāśa, śabda-tanmātra, sparśa-tanmātra and the differentiated vāyu which then produces the rūpa-tanmātra which immediately produces the gross light (teja). The sparśatanmātra and the vāyu cover up the rūpatanmātra. Being thus conditioned, the differentiated gross teja produces the rasatanmātra from which again the gross water is produced.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
teja : (m.; nt.) (mano-group), heat; radiance; glory; power. (This becomes tejo in cpds.)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and 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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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).
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
2) Sharpness (of a weapon).
Derivable forms: tejaḥ (तेजः).
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Teja (तेज).—See under तिज् (tij).
Derivable forms: tejaḥ (तेजः).
See also (synonyms): tejana.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jaḥ) 1. Sharpness, pungency. 2. Sharpness of a weapon. 3. Brilliancy. 4. Spirit. E. tij to sharpen, affix ghañḥ see tejas.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Teja (तेज):—m. (√tij) sharpness, [Vopadeva viii, 132]
2) m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī viii, 1226]
3) Tejā (तेजा):—[from teja] f. the 13th night of the Karma-māsa, [Sūryaprajñapti]
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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Search found 56 books and stories containing Teja, Tēja, Tejā; (plurals include: Tejas, Tējas, Tejās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.265 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 2.1.263 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 2.1.55 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 46 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (18): Nripendra-vallabha rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Part 56 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (28): Grahani-gajendra rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Part 54 - Treatment for chronic diarrhea (26): Vidhumauli rasa < [Chapter III - Jvaratisara fever with diarrhoea]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - The four great elements (mahābhūta) < [Chapter XLIX - The Four Conditions]
III. Mastering the fire element (tejas) < [Part 3 - Mastering the four great elements]
Ninefold classification of dharmas < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 28 - The glory of Bhasma < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
Chapter 10 - The description of creation (sṛṣṭi) (1) < [Section 7.1 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (1)]
Chapter 6 - Description of the nature of Mahāpralaya and the origin of Viṣṇu < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)