came then an ominous disaster to this flourishing Nagara by the
conceited Dakaha's egoistic act. It happened thus-once when Dhaksha
went to Brahma's court on some official work, all the assembled
except Lord Siva rose up as mark of respect, and he deserved on
account of his position as one of the Navabrahmas. But to expect
such respect from the highest, one among the Trimurthis is too much
- nothing short of idiocy. His superciliousness contrived to make
matters worse by launching out into a malicious project of
performing a great yagna, inviting to it all the Mukkotidevathas
minus Lord Siva, who in fact is one of the three yagnaphala bhoktas.
He did it with the wicked design of taking revenge on Siva, who has
no other than his son-in-law, little knowing that tables would be
turned against him; lie would be destroyed; the entire yagasala
would be burnt; and the invitees to be put to rout.