Tejasa: 6 definitions


Tejasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Tejasa (तेजस).—The son of Sumati and father of Indradyumna.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 14. 64; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 1. 36.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living

Tejasa (तेजस) refers to the “luminous body” and represents one of the five types of human ‘bodies’ (śarīra) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.36. What is the meaning of luminous body? That body which is the cause of brilliance or which is caused by brilliance is called luminous body. All empirical souls are endowed with it. What is the special attribute of kārmika body and the luminous body? Both are without impediment i.e. cannot be obstructed by any other concrete substance of any shape or size. What types of living beings have luminous and kārmika bodies? All empirical souls have these two body types.

According to the Tattvārthasūtra 2.48, “the luminous body (tejasa) also (is caused by attainment)”. How many types of luminous body caused by attainment are there? There are two types namely nih ̣saraṇātmaka (inauspicious) and anih ̣saraṇātmka (auspicious).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tejasa (तेजस).—[-tejas + a], a substitute for tejas when latter part of a compound word, e. g. Mahābhārata 3, 8681.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tejasa (तेजस):—[from teja] n. ifc. = jas, power, [Mahābhārata iii, 8681.]

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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 (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.

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