Bharat - Chandragiri, Shravanabelagola.
Bharat – Chandragiri, Shravanabelagola.

To the north of Shanthinatha Basadi is the image of Bharateshwara, the brother of Bahubali. It is five feet high and carved out of a soft variety of soap-stone. It is left in an unfinished condition being complete only to the knees. The pitted marks on several parts of the figure is due to the curiosity on the ignorant visitors to hear the metallic sound caused by hitting the image with stones which is really a sign of vandalism.