To take revenge upon him,
he performed a great yagna and invited the Mukkoti devatas except Maheswar.
Though Maheswar swallowed the intentional insolence like halahalam, Sati, his
wife insisted on attending the yagna despite no formal invitation. She went only
to be humiliated in the most despicable manner. Unable to stand it, she burnt herself
in yogagni, hurling curses on her father. Knowing, Lord Maheswar sent Virabhadra
to raze the alter beyond recognition and punish all. Not satisfied, he descended
in his Rudra rupa and mercilessly severed the head of Daksh, before carrying
away the corpse of Sati. When Gods along with Sri Maha Vishnu and' Brahma prayed
for restoring peace, he gave life to Dhaksha by attaching the head of Aja.
Later, at the ardent prayers of all, he dwelt in this sacred place exercising
sovereignty over the region, under new names Dhakshaswar Mahadev and Neeleswara
Mahadev. This place was called then Shiva Puri or Haridwar after him.