Shur is fire red in color and is best played from late morning until noon. The element associated with Shur is fire and its mystic connotation ranges from tarigat (the path) to marafat (gnosis). Shur demands concentration on the part of the listener and is good for meditation. It is one of the most important dastgah and was called the "mother of modes" by the ancients. Five auxiliary modes are associated with Shur