She was a passenger cargo vessel, also used for the transportation of Indian indentured labourers to the colonies. On 26 April 1895 she arrived in Fiji with 677 indentured Indian labourers on-board. She made her second trip to Fiji exactly seven years later, on 26 April 1902 with 718 passengers. Her third trip to Fiji was on 17 July 1905 with 615 passengers and her final trip to Fiji was on 23 March 1907 with 759 passengers. She is also recorded as having transported Indian indentured labourers to Trinidad, arriving on 17 October 1901 with 734 passengers. There were 9 deaths during this voyage.
Virawa was scrapped at Bombay in 1921.
- Indian Indenture Ships to Fiji
- Indian indenture system