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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Rāga-dveṣa literally means ‘attachment and aversion’.

Connection Between Rāga-dveṣa[edit]

The two words rāga which denotes attachment and dveṣa which denotes hatred or aversion are often used together since the two are interconnected in a way. When somebody thwarts a person from fulfilling his desire, born out of rāga, it turns into dveṣa or aversion towards that person causing the obstacle. They are the equivalents of:

  1. Kāma - desire
  2. Krodha - anger

Disposition of Rāga-dveṣa[edit]

These are the first two of the ariṣaḍvargas, the six enemies of spiritual evolution.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore