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The Rasa  Manjari classifies the hero according to how he treats the courtesan: Uttama  Vaishika (sensitive, kind, who appreciates aesthetics and beauty), Madhyama  Vaishika (sensitive but impulsive), Adhama  Vaishika (insensitive, cruel).
- Dr. Anupama Kylash
('Spotlight on the Nayaka' by Rupa Srikanth, The Hindu Friday Review, May 29, 2020)

While the heroine in love can be in any of the eight states according to the Natyasastra, the Rasa Manjari mentions that only three states are permitted for the Sringara Nayaka - Virahotkantha (one distressed by separation), Proshitapati (one with a sojourning wife - wife gone to her mother's house for delivery, etc) and the third, in the context of an Abhisaarika heroine who goes out to meet her lover, where either of the lovers can go, as the male who helps the Abhisaar by coming to her himself.  Any other avastha or emotional state in the hero, according to the text, will cause 'Rasabhaasa' - disruption in creation of rasa or sentiment.
- Dr. Anupama Kylash
('Spotlight on the Nayaka' by Rupa Srikanth, The Hindu Friday Review, May 29, 2020)


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