It is the experience of the sages of India that human life is a great opportunity for spiritual evolution. They looked at the entire spectrum of life from the spiritual angle. It was in this manner that they discovered the chakras, psychic energy centres in the human body that show the path to higher consciousness. The correct balance and health of the chakras gives good health and a fruitful life. The heart chakra, called the anahata chakra because the sages heard the unstruck sound there, is the wish fulfilling centre which confers all boons as well as the greatest blessing of everlasting life. Imbalance in its functioning leads to arrogance, greed and vanity, while its health confers optimism, endeavour and the capacity to discriminate between truth and untruth. Bhairav, also called the Adi Raaga, the first raaga, is associated with the heart chakra and bestows all the positive vibrations of the chakra on the listener. In this rare album, Pandit Pandurang Parate of the Tanras gharana, plays Bhairav in the authentic traditional way on the majestic Surbahar. ** Bhairav aalaap, Bhajan and Rupak thaal.