Shringara Rasa (Love)

Shringara is the rasa of love, art, beauty and spiritual devotion. It is the king of all rasas and the one that finds the most frequent portrayal in various art forms. The mood of Shringara has two aspects, the feeling of love in union (Sambhoga Shringara) and in separation (Bipralamba Shringara). This is the ultimate Rasa; the crown emotion that heals anything. This Rasa frees the ego and connects us to devotional love. When we appreciate beauty it connects us to the source of love. It’s the creative play between Shiva and Shakti, sun and moon, yin and yang. The purpose of the universe is to experience this divine love. This love is inherent in everything. It is within each and every one of us and radiates throughout the cosmos.