Brahmā (Brahma), while performing a yajña (yajna) once consecrated two statues – one of Hari or Nārāyaṇa (Narayana) and another of Hara or Śiva (Siva). The statue of Hara was known as Atibala, which gave its name to the famous shrine of Atibala. This shrine is situated in modern day Mahabaleswar in the Indian state of Maharashtra and is popular place of pilgrimage.