Both Mahadev and Daksh are invited to a yagna at Brahma's abode. Mahadev comes forward to bless Daksh. But he 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, keeping death away.