Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala


One of the Navarasas.

This rasa is the manifestation of amusement and delight. This emotion is expressed when witnessing objects or events that evoke amusement. Haasam (laughter) is the predominant emotion of this rasa.

When the actor portrays the Haasya rasa, he lifts one eyebrow, pulls the pupils of his eyes inward, tightens his nostrils slightly to make the nose smaller, pulls his eye-lids down half-way and takes on an expression of happiness and pleasure.

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