virAj Cologne Sanksrit Dictionary 2 mfn. (for 1. see p. 949 , col. 3) ruling far and wide , sovereign , excellent , splendid a ruler , chief. king or queen (applied to Agni , Sarasvati , the Sun &c.) f. excellence , pre-eminence , high rank , dignity , majesty m. or f. the first progeny of Brahma (according to Mn. i , 32 &c. , Brahma having divided his own substance into male and female , produced from the female the male power Viraj , who then produced the first Manu or Manu Svayambhuva , who then created the ten Praja-patis ; the BhP. states that the male half of Brahma was Manu , and the other half Sata-rupa , and does not allude to the intervention of Viraj ; other Puranas describe the union of Sata-rupa with Viraj or Purusha in the first instance , and with Manu in the second ; Vira1j as a sort of secondary creator , is sometimes identified with Praja-pati , Brahma , Agni , Purusha , and later with Vishnu or Krishna , while in RV. x , 90 , he is represented as born from Purusha , and Purusha from him ; in the AV. viii , 10 , 24 ; xi , 8 , 30 , Viraj is spoken of as a female , and regarded as a cow ; being elsewhere , however , identified with Prana) IW. 22 &c. ; (in Vedanta) N. of the Supreme Intellect located in a supposed aggregate of gross bodies (= {vaizvAnara} , q. v.) , Vedantas. ; m. a warrior (= {kSatriya}) a partic. Ekaha N. of a son of Priya-vrata and Kamya of a son of Nara of Buddha L. [983,1] ; of a son of Radha of a district f. a particular Vedic metre consisting of four Padas of ten syllables each (and therefore also a symbolical N. of the number ten ; in RV. x , 130 , 5 this metre is represented as attaching itself to Mitra and Varuna , and in AitBr. i , 4 Viraj is mystically regarded as food , and invocations are directed to be made in this metre when food is the especial object of prayer ; in prosody Viraj is applied to any metre defective by two syllables pl. N. of partic. bricks (40 in number)