Sushim gets ready for his wedding. Charu assures him everything will happen as per their wish. He asks about Kaurvaki. She says I did what was right for her. Flashback shows Charu doing black magic. She even cuts her palm to offer blood in the puja. The fire turns blue. She thanks black powers to accept her sacrifice. You will take our revenge now. Ashoka and Kaurvaki should not unite. Flashback ends. Charu says we have to keep Ashoka and Kaurvaki apart. Next we have to keep her away from any positive energy. She will this way die as soon as the negative energies attack her. He smiles. She compliments him. I am waiting for the day when world will know me not as the wife of Samrat Bindu but when I will be known as the mother of Samrat Sushim. Sushim says work has already begun. The negative countdown has started. First Kaurvaki, then Ashoka’s family and then Ashoka will die.
Kaurvaki is getting ready. Jagannath comes to yet again tells Kaurvaki there is still time. This wedding can still be stopped. A father has to say when his daughter is making the biggest mistake of his life. It is the duty of a father to warn her not to do such a thing. I am trying to make you understand time and again that neither this family nor Ashoka will accept you ever. They don’t deserve it. Kaurvaki says will the person who stole treasury is saying such a thing! He is the same Ashoka who dint take your name before his father, got insulted, Ashoka and Samrat have not just left you alive but has accepted your daughter. On one hand, there is a father who is giving so much importance to his son’s love and on other hand; it is you who is not even respecting your daughter’s choice. Our family is the undeserving party here, not theirs. Jagannath tells her not to believe on BIndu’s goodness. I am sure he is up to something. Either Bindu will harm you after wedding or that Chand will kill me. Kaurvaki replies that Ashoka is her would be husband. I wont hear any word against my would be husband. Jagannath walks out fuming to himself.
Dharma does Ashoka’s tilak. She thinks her son is taking his first step toward his happiness and I will become the biggest hindrance in his way? Ashoka makes his mother sit down and kneels down before her. I can see that you are worried since many days. I tried to ask you but you dint reply. There is something that you want to tell me? Don’t hesitate. Before she can say anything, Bindu walks in. Not just Dharma but any mother is worried. Mothers are as much as scared at the thought of wedding as much happy they are. They hope their son wont forget her after marriage. Ashoka tells his mother he can forget everything but not mother or motherland. Bindu thinks it is his motherland too. Once this wedding happens then I will tackle Jagannath.
Jagannath tells his brother that he is sure Bindu will do something as soon as the wedding is finished. Kewalnath assures him he has backup army already inside the palace. They will take care of it all. Jagannath promises to award him once everything falls into place.
Siamak is looking at the throne. Lasendra says I am sure Ashoka will try to kill you on your way to Takshshila but my soldiers will take you safely till there. You will then help Unani army to enter inside Magadh. He says Maurya lineage will be finished for forever then. It isn’t just marriage today but world will remember this day as the end of Maurya lineage and the beginning of Unani leading Magadh and India. Lasendra thinks that Siamak should keep dreaming. Truth is, forget about India, Unani’s wont even rule in Unan.
Kaurvaki is waiting for Devi.
Devi thanks Lord for accepting her prayers. I will do Ashoka and Kaurvaki’s gathbandhan with my own hands. Kaurvaki will wear the chunri I have made for her. it will be such a beautiful moment of their unison today.
Dharma excuses herself on the pretext of finishing some last minute thing. Ashoka wonders what it is.
Devi comes to her room to get the dupatta but she finds Dharma in tears there. What happened? Dharma replies that she feels helpless. I don’t deserve to be called Ashoka’s mother. I will become the reason of destruction. I cannot do anything even after knowing everything! Devi is puzzled. Tell me clearly please. Don’t hesitate before me. I am your own only. Dharma extends her hand towards her. Promise me that you wont criticise me once I will tell you the truth. You will also do what I will ask from you. You will always remember that this is the only option to set things right. Devi promises all of that to her. Dharma tells her that she heard the entire prophecy of Sage. Devi is sure nothing like that will happen but Dharma reasons she had to believe it seeing the circumstances. She shares everything with Devi (about the pact between Jagannath and Bindu). Devi is shocked. If ashoka finds out about it then? Dharma says this is what I fear. If I let it happen then he would be heartbroken (to know about the pact later). If Ashoka finds out then he will turn into Chand once again. Devi suggests speaking to Kaurvaki. She will end the issues between Ashoka and her father. Dharma denies. She tells her the rest of the prophecy.
Devi asks Dharma which other girl will take Kaurvaki’s place. Who will Ashoka trust other than Kaurvaki? He loves her. There cannot be anyone other than Kaurvaki for Ashoka. Dharma says there is one. She saw Ashoka turning into Chand over 14 years. She saw today’s Ashoka. She supported him always as a friend. She used to bring smile on his face whenever he was upset. She even risked her life for friendship. Devi asks her who she is talking about. Dharma takes her name. It is you who should be with Ashoka. Devi looks at her stunned. I felt this so many times yet I couldn’t see it. It is you only Devi. They think of the past instances wherein Devi had guided and helped Kaurvaki. Devi refuses to do it. It was all a coincidence. This has no meaning to it. I cannot be that woman. I vowed to unite Ashoka and Kaurvaki. Kaurvaki is like my sister. I cannot come between them. Dharma says not just you but I will also hurt them. Ashoka will never forgive me. When you give birth to someone who has to fulfil big responsibilities then you have to give some sacrifices. I know Ashoka will choose motherland if given an option between mother and motherland. I am giving this sacrifice to save many sons. You have promised to help me so you are bound by your promise. Wear this chunri and sit down for the wedding. I know I am taking a very big decision but it is right for Magadh’s future. Get ready before it gets too late. I am going to stop that!
Devi recalling Ashoka. She looks at the mirror and sees memories of Ashoka. She adorns herself with the red chunri and looks at her reflection in the mirror. She thinks of Kaurvaki’s words and shouts no. She throws the chunri and says no, I won’t do sin of separate Ashoka and Kaurvaki, I can’t break promise. She gets a bottle from cupboard, and recalls Dharma’s words, that this liquid is medicine and poison too, its two drops can cure person and extra dose can make a person die. She drinks the liquid and holds her head. She thinks of Ashoka and falls unconscious.
Kaurvaki waits for Devi and wonders why did she not come till now, Devi would have told me how I m looking, I m feeling restless today, I wish everything happens well and no hurdle comes. Dharma comes there and sees Kaurvaki in bridal dress. Kaurvaki sees her and asks Dharma is she looking good, my heartbeat looks really fast and sometimes slow, I feel happiness and fear in one moment, its good you came. Dharma says every mother in law would be blessed to get a bahu, you did not just understand Ashoka but explained him too. Kaurvaki says don’t worry, I will be with Ashoka in every phase of life, I remember the moment when you took my vow that I will always protect Ashoka, I m going to fulfill my promise today. Dharma looks at her.
Kaurvaki’s mum Vasudha and dad Jagannath come there and ask Kaurvaki to come, its time. Dharma nods to Kaurvaki. Jagannath asks Kaurvaki to think, there is still time. Kaurvaki says yes, there is still time. Kaurvaki goes. Dharma says before Kaurvaki reaches mandap, I have to make Devi sit in Kaurvaki’s place. Dharma goes to Devi and gets shocked seeing her unconscious. She says don’t stain me with your death, I did not wish to sacrifice your life, I won’t let anything happen to you. She makes Devi have water and wakes her up. Vit comes and asks what happened, I will inform Ashoka. Dharma takes help of Vit to make Devi lie down on the bed, and asks him not to tell anything to Ashoka. She says nothing will happen to Devi, we have to make sure Devi should not get sleep, we should rub her palm and sole.
Sushim walks to the mandap, with Charu, while princess Chanda comes with her parents. Bindusara asks Ashoka to come, Dharma would have gone to mandap already. Radhagupt greets Ashoka and says if Acharya Chanakya was here, he would have been glad seeing you like this. Ashoka says even if he is not physically with us, his deeds, thoughts, ideals and promises will always be with us as his blessings, he has lightened united India’s diya and I have to spread that light and fulfill his incomplete dream. Bindusara leaves. Radhagupt asks what happened. Ashoka says I don’t know why Maa is not happy and excited about my marriage, I felt she is hiding something. Radhagupt asks him not to overthink.
Man announces about Sushim, and Chanda coming to the mandap. Sushim and Chanda come face to face and see each other. Sushim thinks Chanda will obey my every command after some time. Sushim sees Kaurvaki coming and tells Charu about it. He asks will your magic work. Charu says yes, when right time comes, now focus on your marriage rituals, enjoy these moments.
Man announces about Ashoka and Kaurvaki coming to the mandap. Ashok greets Kaurvaki’s parents, and Kaurvaki greets Bindusara. Bindusara asks them to enter the mandap hall together. Ashoka holds her hand and walks in. Everyone get seated. Ashoka and Kaurvaki see each other and smile.
Pandit asks Sushim to come in the mandap along with his parents. Sushim goes with Charu and Bindusara. Sushim sits with Chanda. Bindusara and Charu get the other side. pandits start the mantras chant. Jagannath thinks Dharma is not here, will Bindusara keep his words or not. He asks his minister to be here and assure if there is anything wrong. He leaves. Ashoka says Maa should have come here till now, even Vit and Devi are not here. He tells Radhagupt that he will go and see Dharma. Radhagupt says no, it won’t be good to leave, Dharma will come, I will send someone to find out, don’t worry, sit.
Dharma tells Vit that she has to go in mandap. Vit asks how will I manage alone. Dharma says you are my son, Ashoka’s brother, Devi has to survive for Magadh’s good, you are responsible for her now, remember Devi should not sleep, be here till I come. She leaves. Charu does ghatbandhan of Sushim and Chanda. Everyone else look on and smile. Kaurvaki coughs. Someone does black magic and Kaurvaki gets unwell by it. Charu thinks I m tying ghatbandhan for Sushim’s good future, Ashoka and Kaurvaki’s relation ending started. Everyone rush to Kaurvaki. Ashoka too gets worried. Khallatak asks Ashoka to sit, I will see Kaurvaki, maybe she is feeling trouble by smoke, take her away from mandap for some time. Kaurvaki is taken away by her mum. Charu thinks I will see how this marriage happens now.
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