BHAIRAU (BHAIRAVA)BHAIRAU (BHAIRAVA) He runs towards Bhairau, Bhuta and Sitala and gets as ass rolling in dust to ride upon. (Gond Namdev, p. 874) Bhairau or Bhairava is another name of Shiva in its terrible aspect. The wife of Shiva in this terrible aspect is called Bhairavi. Bhairava is an inferior manifestation of some portion of Shiva. He has the head of a dog. There are eight Bhairavas named Asitanga (black-limbed), Sanhara (destruction), Ruru (a dog), Kala (black), Krodha (anger), Tamra-chuda (red-crested), Chandra-chuda (moon-crested) and Maha (great). All these forms are indicative of something frightening.
1. Kohli,Surindar Singh ed, Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib, 1993