Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 4 - Chapter 1 - Verse 7


ततो मीढ्‍वांसमामन्‍त्र्‍य शुनासीरा: सहर्षिभि: ।भूयस्तद्देवयजनं समीढ्‍वद्वेधसो ययु: ॥ ७ ॥


tato mīḍhvāṁsam āmantryaśunāsīrāḥ saharṣibhiḥbhūyas tad deva-yajanaṁsa-mīḍhvad-vedhaso yayuḥ


Thereafter, Bhṛgu, the chief of the great sages, invited Lord Śiva to come to the sacrificial arena. Thus the demigods, accompanied by the sages, Lord Śiva, and Lord Brahmā, all went to the place where the great sacrifice was being performed.


The whole sacrifice arranged by King Dakṣa had been disturbed by Lord Śiva. Therefore all the demigods present there, along with Lord Brahmā and the great sages, specifically requested Lord Śiva to come and revive the sacrificial fire. There is a common phrase, śiva-hīna-yajña: “Any sacrifice without the presence of Lord Śiva is baffled.” Lord Viṣṇu is Yajñeśvara, the Supreme Personality in the matter of sacrifice, yet in each yajña it is necessary for all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, to be present.