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Vira Rasa in one of the rasa in the Natyashastra
and it deals with the exhibition of energy and enthusiasm with persons of high rank. The Vibhavas or determinants of Vira rasa are Asammoha or Composure and absence of infatuation, Adhyavasaya or perseverance, Naya or good tactics, Vinaya or humility, Parakrama or Valour, Shakti or Power, Pralapa or Aggressiveness, Prabhava or mighty influence and other similar things. The presentation of the Vira rasa on the stage is through the Anubhavas or Consequents such as Sthairya (firmness), Shaurya (heroism), Dhairya (patience), Tyaga (readiness to sacrifice), Vaisaradya (Proficiency) and the like.
The Sancari Bhavas or the Transitory States of Vira rasa in Natyashastra are Dhrti (fortitude), Mati (intellect), Garva (Pride), Vega (impetuosity), Augrya (ferocity), Amarsa (indignation), Smriti (Recollection), Romancha (horrification) and other akin features. In this connection there are two verses in the Arya metre which are traditionally handed down. Vira Rasa is produced through enthusiasm, perseverance, absence of grief, absence of surprise and freedom from delusion. The Vira Rasa should be depicted perfectly on the stage through statements such as scolding and censuring the wrong doers, display of bravery, vigour, heroism, enthusiasms, aggressiveness and exploits.
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