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A nayika is a heroine, as conceptualized and portrayed in Indian arts and literature. This presentation will introduce various Nayika Bhedas or classifications of Nayikas. One of them, termed Ashtanayikas, distinguishes between eight situations in a romantic relationship, focusing on the associated emotions. Most commonly, their presentation primarily depicts the defining storyline. We discuss an alternate presentation technique which would elaborate on the emotions leading up to the central piece. This would allow the audience gain a wholesome understanding of the Nayika.