BOOK OF CHILDHOOD OF RAMA (BALA KANAD`A)
yasmaat bhaaga arthino
bhaagaan na akalpayata mee
suraaha vara angaani mahaaarhhaani
dhanushaa shaatayaami vahaha
King Janaka was narrating the history of the 'bow of the God Siva' to those who attended the Sita's self-choice ceremony of bridegroom.
S`iva's father-in-law, Daksha performed a sacrifice. As he was envious of Lord Siva, he didn't invite Siva to the sacrifice. Siva's wife and Daksha's daughter Sati went to her father's house to see the sacrifice and she felt insulted. She died in a fire, through self-immolation. Siva went to the sacrifice, hearing of the death of his wife. He spoke to his father-in-law Daksha and the guests present there, in a fit of anger.
"You have not given my share of the oblations of the sacrifice. I am also one of those who want them. I shall shred the heads of the Gods who have not apportioned my share."
*Humans will be hungry. Will Gods also be hungry?
*Siva is a supreme Godhead. Should he also be hungry?
*What are these oblations in sacrifices? These are nothing but fragments of animal meat and fat. Should a Great God crave for these earthly things?
*It is true that Siva lost his wife, owing to an insult done by his father-in-law. Siva should not have love and hate (raagam and dveesham) like an ordinary human.
*Siva should have told Daksha and the Gods that they were indirectly responsible for the death of his wife. That would have been an apt reason for threatening the Gods to behead them. Siva, was instead citing a simple excuse of not giving share. He was making it a petty quarrel.