From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Virabhava, VirabhAva, Virabhaava

Virabhāva literally means ‘heroic attitude’.

This is the attitude of the vīrasādhaka who is following the vāmācāra mode of sādhana given in the tantras.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore