Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 89: Verses 1-14
(The three chief gods put to test by the sage Bhrgu;) the Lord brings back the (dead) sons of a Brahmana
Sri Suka began again : 0 king, (on one occasion) great sages assembled on the bank of the Saraswati (for exchange of views on the object of life and the means of attaining the same). (In the course of their discussion) a question came up before the assemblage as to which of the three lords of creation (viz., Brahma, Visnu and Siva) was the greatest. 0 king, the Rsis actually deputed Bhrgu, one of Brahma's sons, to ascertain the out of curiosity fact with intent to know this truth, Maharsi Bhrgu (first) visited the court of Brahma, and with a view to testing Brahma's forbearance and other qualities, did neither bow to him nor offer any praises. Brahma got angry with him and looked as if burning with his majestic glow. But considering that the insult was offered by his own son, Brahma (the self-born) subdued the anger of his heart within his mind by force of reason, just as one extinguished fire by water, which is an evolute of fire itself. From Brahma's court the sage Bhrgu went to Kailasa (the home of siva).Seeing that it was his own brother (Bhrgu, who had come on a visit to Him), the Lord Sankara (the supreme Deity) rose in (great) joy (from His seat) and proceeded to embrace the sage. But Bhrgu avoided his touch saying, "I shall not touch you, since you have broken social conventions and flouted the injunctions of the Vedas." Siva lost His temper when He heard this. His eyes shot fire. Taking up His trident, He proceeded to strike the sage (with it.) But Goddess Parvati, falling at Siva's feet, pacified Him by soothing words. Thereafter Bhrgu went to Vaikuntha, the realm of Bhagavan Visnu.