Gupta, who lived on the cusp of the 9th and 10th centuries and was one
of the most influential commentators on the Natya Shastra, counted shanta
as a rasa. As shanta came to be included in the list of rasas, the
phrase navarasa (nine rasas) became common, rather than ashtarasa (eight
rasas) of the Natya Shastra.
('Learn the lingo,' The Hindu, Jan 25, 2008)
|Padams and javalis are the major musical forms that use sringara rasa. These are used widely in Bharatanatyam.|
|Sangeetarajam by Kumbha Rana, a ruler of Chitrakuta (1433 - 66) has 5 parts. The 4th one called Nritya Ratna Kosa contains 4 chapters dealing with the marga-desi types of dances. Sangeetarajam is also known as Sangeeta Meemamsa. (‘Textual Traditions in Dance: an overview’ by P S R Appa Rao, Nartanam, Jan-Mar 2001).|