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Adbhuta rasa in Natyashastra
is about the sentiment of wonderment surprise. The Sthayi bhava of the rasa is Vismaya or astonishment. The outcome of Adbhuta rasa is through the Vibhavas such as Divyadarsana (seeing a heavenly being), psitamanorathavapti (Attainment of the cherished desire), Uttamavanadevakulabhiga- mana (proceeding towards excellent park, temple etc), seeing magical tricks and creations of things that can never be imagined about etc. The presentation of Adbhuta rasa on the stage is through the Anubhavas such as Nayanavistara (gaping of the eyes), Animesapreksana (staring with wink less eyes), Romanca (horrification), Asru (tears), Sveda (Perspiration}, Harsa (delight), Sadhuvada (uttering words of congratulation), Pradana (making gifts), Bandhahahakara (senses of shouts of ha, ha), karacaranangulibhramana (movements of hands, feet) and the like.
The Vyabhicari bhavas of Adbhuta rasa are shedding tears, paralysis, perspiration choking of the voice, horrification, thrill, excitement, sluggishness, sinking down etc.
According to the Natyashastra, the Rasa called Adbhuta should be recognised through these special features such as marvellous statement, conduct, actuary, form etc. Its presentation on the stage is through the perception of touch, earnest display of laughter, shouting of ha ha, congratulatory remarks, tremor, choking words, perspiration etc.
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