Both Mahadev and Daksh are invited to a yagna at Brahma's abode. When Daksh arrives there, Mahadev comes forward to bless him. Daksh turns away and denounces Shiva. He announces a major yagna to which Mahadev will not be invited. Meanwhile, Tarakasur’s son, Vidyunmali, summons Shiva and asks him to be his bodyguard.