Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala


One of the Navarasas.

This rasa is the manifestation of sorrow, pain, sadness and bitterness that the character experiences as a result of the departure of or parting from loved ones, death, thwarting of desires or an undesirable event.

In order to portray this rasa, the actor contracts his pupils and looks downward, keeps his nostrils still, pulls his cheeks in slightly and turns his neck slowly from side to side, all the while maintaining a look of dejection on his face.

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