zAnta rasa

Aditya Mishra a018967t at BC.SEFLIN.ORG
Fri Apr 2 20:38:25 UTC 1999

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan wrote:
> I would appreciate any information on how and when zAnta came to be the ninth
> rasa in the aesthetic tradition described in Sanskrit texts. Thanks in
> advance.

Do you mean  to say that it was not there to start with?
I have always read about 9 ras of literature and 6 ras of food tastes
and no less.


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