The common concept is that Sringara Rasa refers to love between man and woman and its consequences. A much deeper sense is actually conveyed by this term. The meaning of this term, Sringara is beauty, Soundarya. That is why Sringara Lahari is also known as soundarya Lahari.
Beauty is that which attracts the mind or appeals to a particular penchant of the mind. That is love; love is not just Rati the amorous attitude. There can be love between a child and its mother, between friends, between a teacher and disciples and of course love towards God. The beauty in Man is love and this love is what distinguishes Man and makes him supreme in all creation. Hence, love is beauty, that is, Sringara is truth and naturally it is considered to be the king of the Rasas; not because it is seductive, passionate or amorous love, though the general belief is so.
Thus Sringara rasa can be created by many different kinds of methods. 'Kuru Yadunandana' from 'Geetagovindam' represents the Sambhoga Sringara. This can be depicted by the meeting between the male and the female, their attitudes to love varying from shy to bold. 'Krishna nee begane baro' can be shown as Vatsalya, the bond between a mother and child; or Bhakthi, the tie between a devotee and God. Amorous interpretation of this would be inappropriate.
While exhibiting, acting or dancing the basic idea of a theme, the study of various theories and literary allusions help the performer to elaborate it properly and give the required strength of mood and atmosphere for the audience, enabling it to get the most out of it. Of course, there are various kinds of Sringara - Sambhoga Sringara, Vipralambha Sringara etc., but these need independent treatment for themselves.
Bad characters , on the other hand, show their inherent quality of Roudram in their normal speech, action and even in the manifestation of their love. When such a character is shown the audience should immediately savour the taste of it, even by the figure, costume and make-up.
Veera Rasa is generally associated with Sringara, because a hero's basic qualities are love and good nature. A veera, a hero that is, comes across a heroine and the ensuing relationship between them gives room for various other bhavas and rasas. Thus Sringara and Veera have been the dominant rasas in the most popular of tales from our Puranas, History, Literature, Folk Tales and even real life. hence these Rasas can be called the root of most creativity in all fine arts, and more so in literature, music and dance. There are various shades of heroes, Dhirodatta, Dhirodhhata, Dhiralalitha and Dhirashanta are some of them, their names denoting the qualities predominant in them.
One way of showing this area of rasa would be to show what it would be without it. A good example would be Thyagaraja's 'Santhamuleka Sowkhyamuledu'. It must be noted that to throw proper light on Shantha, the elaboratic must be about what it would be without it.