Navarasa – the 9 Rasas or Emotional Essences

In Sanskrit Nava means nine and Rasa has many translations in English, and the main ones are: essence, juice, nectar, taste, or sap, but Rasa is commonly used to denote the sense of an “emotional state.” The nine Rasas were (and are) the backbone of Indian aesthetics ever since they were codified in the Natyasastra … Continue reading Navarasa – the 9 Rasas or Emotional Essences