rAga m. (fr. {raJj} ; ifc. {A} , or %{I}) the act of colouring or dyeing (cf. {mUrdhaja-r-}) colour , hue , tint , dye , (esp.) red colour , redness MBh. Ka1v. &c. inflammation Car. any feeling or passion , (esp.) love , affection or sympathy for , vehement desire of , interest or joy or delight in (loc. or comp.) Up. Mn. MBh. &c. loveliness , beauty (esp. of voice or song) Sak. Pancat. a musical note , harmony , melody (in the later system a partic. musical mode or order of sound or formula Bharata enumerates 6 , viz. {bhairava} , {kauzika} , {hindola} , {dIpaka} , {zrI-rAga} , and {megha} , each mode exciting some affection ; other writers give other names ; sometimes 7 or 26 Ragas are mentioned ; they are personified , and each of the 6 chief Ragas is wedded to 5 or 6 consorts called Raginis ; their union gives rise to many other musical modes) Bhar. Samgit. Rajat. Pancat. &c. nasalization , Rprat. a partic. process in the preparation of quicksilver Sarvad. seasoning , condiment Car. a prince , king L. the sun L. the moon L. ({A}) f. Eleusine Coracana (a sort of grain , commonly called Raggy , and much cultivated in the south of India) L. N. of the second daughter of Angiras MBh. ({I}) f. Eleusine Coracana L.