Navarasa- an expression through letters…
A rasa ( juice or essence) denotes an essential mental state and is the dominant emotional theme of a work of art or the
primary feeling that is evoked in the person that views, reads or hears such a work.
Human life is a rich fabric that is given colour and texture by the many happenings that shape it. The actions that characterize every day as well as the
extraordinary happenings that make and keep our lives interesting are all threads that get woven together to form this tapestry. The one thing that is common to all these threads is the fact that they evoke feelings in us, we respond to them with our emotions before they can become a part of our internal life. Indeed, life can be thought of as a continuous sequence of emotions that arise in various contexts and circumstances. These emotions, or rasas, are what give life different hues, shades and colours.
“Navarasa as in Letters”-
As Navarasa denotes an essential mental state and is the dominant emotional theme of a work of art or the primary feeling that is evoked in the person that views, reads or hears such a work.
These Navrasa’s (nine rasa’s) as described, the characteristics of human life. Every human being posseses many kinds of feelings , emotions which is in true sense a rasa. The juice, or the essence secreted at the higher state of mind. These are the symbolic features of communication.
When we think about letters, Letters are the symbols which we use for communication. To express words, to express literature or and everything that posseses the communication. Letters are the medium of emotions. Letters are the medium of expressions.
When we visualise Navarasa (which is a visual communicative expressions) with Letters (symbols that we use for communication) can letters turn differently from it’s original nature & shape? Can one fill this expressions of Rasa through letters ? This experiment is been handled in the search of the same.