- See under guna.
Origin of rajas
- (in Sankhya and Vedantic philosophy) one of the three qualities of prakriti, or nature, which are passion (rajas), dullness or inertia (tamas), and goodness or purity (sattva).
Origin of guna
- a king or prince in India.
- a minor chief or dignitary.
- an honorary title conferred on Hindus in India.
- a title of rulers, princes, or chiefs in Java, Borneo, etc.
Origin of rajah
Examples from the Web for rajas
But the tmas and rajas kinds of dharma cannot give us the essence of Krishna.Chaitanya's Life And Teachings
Krishna das Kaviraja
Ask the Rajas what they do to entertain their English guests.Freedom's Battle
The memoirs of the Rajas of Orissa show the number of tanks made and wells dug in every reign.
But all this was spoilt by the misdeeds of a serving girl of one of the Rajas.Folklore of the Santal Parganas
Cecil Henry Bompas
Lange visited each of the rajas once in two months, when he made the tour of the island, attended by fifty slaves on horseback.
- (in India, formerly) a ruler or landlord: sometimes used as a form of address or as a title preceding a name
- a Malayan or Javanese prince or chieftain
Word Origin and History for rajas
also raja, "king or prince in India," 1550s, from Hindi, from Sanskrit rajan "king," related to raj "kingdom, kingship," rajati "he rules," and cognate with Latin rex, Old Irish rig "king" (see regal). Related: Rajput, "member of the ruling caste in northern India" (1590s), from Sanskrit rajaputrah "prince," literally "king's son," from putrah "son, boy" (cf. puerile).