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Take any poem or literature, it has one or more of these Rasa (Genre, Quality) in it.

शृंगार - Romance

वीर - Bravery

करूणा - Compassion

अद्भुत - Fantasy

हास्य - Humour

भयानक - Horror

बीभत्स - Disgust

रौद्र - Terror

शांत - Peace

Anything other than these would be combination of some of these.

Epics showcase all of the 9.

Furthermore, these Rasas are made of Gunaas of Nature - Sattva, Raj, Tam

Thus, they form 27 sub-types and at least 729 sub-combinations.

- Harshad Subhash

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