Colors of Bhairav: The morning melody Bhairav, is said to be the most ancient fundamental raga of the Hindustani Classical Music It is believed that Raga Bhairav was created by Lord Shiva. It is also said that the raga is sung in praise of Lord Shiva and Parvati. That is the reason , most of the compositions in this Raga are in the praise of Lord Shiva. Dr. Prabha Atre ,the doyen of Kirana Gharana , has composed several bandishes in raga Bhairav and its variants praising Lord Shiva. In some of her compositions, she has personified him as ‘Harihar’ and composed such lyrics.