Maa Tara in Tarapith
who is the son of lord Brahma and ruler of the earth). According to legendary Hindu mythology “Sati” was the first wife of Lord Shiva, who is the lord of Destruction. "Sati" sacrificed herself in the fire of the Yajna (Spiritual Practice of fire-offering to God), held at the home of Sati’s father Prajapati-Daksha, after she had heard disrespectful speeches about her husband Lord Shiva. Sati's father Prajapati-Daksha did not like Shiva (because of his activities related to destruction, his residing in Shamshan Cremation Ground and his being poor, apply pyre ash on her body and once a head of his father Brahma, was cut by him). He had also not invited Lord Shiva his family and followers, to this Yajna ceremony, even though he had invited each and every one from the entire Universe. When Lord Shiva came to know about the fact that Sati had sacrificed herself in the Yajna, with utter resentment he destroyed the Yajna of Prajapati-Daksha with her incarnation as Maha-Kali and Birbhadra with his millions of followers. After destroying everything, Shiva carried Sati’s dead body over his shoulder and started the “Tandav Nritya” (Dance Macabre) or the dance of destruction, as a result of which destruction of the world had begun. Prajapati (who nourish his people) or Lord Brahma with all Gods, pray to lord Vishnu to protect the earth from Shiva's dance of destruction.