Ashoka is coming from the opposite direction while Dharma is also headed towards him. Ashoka’s attention is diverted to the statue made by him for a while. Dharma spots the thread and picks it up. Ashoka notices her just when she is tying the thread on her hand. He offers to help her. She covers her face well and holds the thread for him. Ashoka thanks her for her medicine. I still have this much strength in myself because of it. It is no less than a miracle. I am hungry. He absentmindedly ties the thread and leaves from there. Dharma thinks Ashoka has realised that she is not his mother.
Ashoka looks at all the food that is made for him. From where to start? Dharma brings laddoos. Start with this. You love this more than anything else. Arjun’s mother smiles. He says a prayer and eats the laddoo. He realises something. Dharma asks him why he stopped eating. He continues eating the laddoo teary eyed. I know you don’t lie to me but why are you trying to hide the truth. I know only my Ma can make such laddoos. What is prompting you to hide the truth from me? Acharya Devrath asks him why he feels this way.
Ashoka talks to Dharma. You know you cannot hide the truth from me for long. Dharma nods. We did try to hide truth from you. I have made laddoos with your mother many times. I have learnt a lot from her about medicines too. When she was hiding in the palace disguised as a Daasi then Acharya Chanakya had made me help her. He wonders why he did not see her then. She replies that Daasi’s often don’t come before others so easily. He apologizes to her for being rude to her. You came from Patliputra. Do you have any idea what my mother is feeling after hearing about the news of my death? She shares that his mother is fully sure her son is alive. You will end all those who are evil and try to hurt the innocent people. You will live by your word and return to Patliputra successful. But you will have to eat to get well first. He nods.
Kashi brings food for Kaurvaki. Kaurvaki refuses to eat it. I will prefer taking poison. Kashi says one dies her by Mahanayak’s wish. He wants you to live. A lot many such girls have come here who stay put. You can stay hungry but you will have to become a Nagarvadhu today! She keeps the plate of food on a table nearby. Don’t disrespect food. It is because of other girls like you.
Dharma tells Ashoka Bindu is upset hearing about his death. He also know he has many responsibilities too. Samrat is taking very good care of Devi Dharma in this condition. Ashoka panics. She says there is nothing to worry. You will become a big brother soon. She feels something in her stomach. Your brother seems very happy after meeting you. He is confused. She corrects herself. Your this brother is also very happy to meet you. I am also pregnant. He makes her sit down. From now onward I will take care of you.
Nayak picks up the plate and sits down beside Kaurvaki. She says you must be feeling good seeing me helpless. Mahanayak’s order is being fulfilled. I don’t know why I felt you will understand it but you too turned out to be one of them. Kaurvaki angrily asks Nayak to leave from there. She hurts him by mistake as she pushes the plate away. He gets hurt. She then tends to his wound. I lied. I know you are not like them. I should control my anger but I cannot understand anything. Even Ashoka did not come to help me. She faints. Nayak stops himself from taking care of her.
Kichak gives something to Nayak to give to Kaurvaki. She will wear this and become Nagarvadhu. Nayak throws it away. Kichak orders the soldiers to arrest Nayak. Bring Kaurvaki here! Nayak had been imagining it. He accepts that thing quietly. Kichak says I arranged for Ashoka’s lover. The most important task is not to reach to his mother. How will it be possible though? He will never let us reach her. Amatya adds that his people wont let them reach Ashoka ever. Our soldiers will be disappointed to know Ashoka is still alive. Nayak has a suggestion. Kichak is surprised. A loyal servant who never spoke before his Swami has a suggestion. It must be important! Nayak says it will be easier for you to reach Ashoka’s mother if I divert his attention to something else. If he finds out that he has a last chance to save Kaurvaki, he will come to fight with me. You will have enough time to catch hold of Rani Dharma. Half of your victory will be set. Kichak does not like it. Ashoka is not a fool to leave his mother behind a safety zone. We will never be able to cross it. we will have to bring Dharma out of her safety zone. Vasantsena takes the responsibility of doing it. She is still not aware of my truth. Nayak thinks he is risking Ashoka and his mother’s lives to save Kaurvaki. I hope Ashoka will once again do a miracle.
Ashoka overhears Acharya Devrath and everyone talking about a woman in problem. Ashoka wants to talk about what to do next. Acharya Devrath tells him to go ahead. I will join you soon. Ashoka goes. Acharya Devrath does not want Ashoka to know about Kaurvaki. He will again risk his life. Anand does not want Kaurvaki to become a Nagarvadhu because of Kichak. Will we do nothing to save her? Dharma advises Acharya Devrarth not to hide it from Ashoka. I don’t know who she is but Ashoka will be hurt to know you hid it from him. if he finds out this very thing from someone else, he might leave you all.
Ashoka gets a message from Nayak. This message talks about making Kaurvaki a Nagarvadhu. He challenges Ashoka to fight with him in order to save Kaurvaki. This is your last chance. He is angry after reading the letter. He confronts Acharya Devrath. Why dint you tell me this? Acharya Devrath says I was worried about you. Ashoka is angry that he was not aware of this. I would have lived in guilt if I had not saved a girl from being made a Nagarvadhu. Who gave you permission to take decisions on my behalf? Why dint you all do anything when a girl was being taken away right before your eyes! What’s the use to this statue of faith when there is actually no faith? I made a mistake. I thought that statue was equally important for you. If you can cheat me then I too will take a decision. I will have nothing to do with you all from now on. You all can do rebellion on your own. I am not with you in this anymore. He walks out from there angrily while everyone stands there shocked.
Ashoka begins to ties his wound when Dharma offers to do it. Her hands are wavering. He says I am angry with those who lied to me. She thinks how will he forgive her when he finds out she has also lied to him. He says I would have taken Ma’s blessings if she was here. He seeks her blessings. Bless me as whatever is happening with Kaurvaki is wrong. My Guru Acharya Chanakya’s dream of united will be unfulfilled if anything happens to Kalinga’s Princess in Takshshila. I don’t want anyone to point a finger at Magadh in future because of our old enmity with Kalinga. She blesses him and also dos his tilak / aarti. She gives him his sword. He leaves from there. Dharma says I know you will make the impossible possible. You will unite India and fulfil Acharya Chanakya’s dream. Your mother’s blessing is always with you!
Kaurvaki is brought before Kashi. Kashi makes her wear the nose ring sent by Kichak. You will become the Nagarvadhu as soon as you wear it. You are lucky to get it from Mahanayak Kichak himself. Kaurvaki tries to fight to not wear it. Nayak tells Kashi to stop. Her fate is in Ashoka’s hands. I gave one last chance to Ashoka to save her from becoming the Nagarvadhu. If he succeeds then let her go. If he fails then do what Kichak has asked you to do! You will have to wait till then. Kashi angrily asks him who he is to order her. What if we don’t do what you are asking for? He tells her to pray that he does not return alive from the fight. If that happens then I will throw you in the same cupboard for which you scare others. If you still survive from the poisonous scorpions then I wont think for another second before slitting your throat! He leaves from there. Agnibahu advises her not to go against Nayak. Not even Kichak will be able to save you from Nayak’s wrath if he does get angry! Kashi looks upset whereas Kaurvaki is happy.
Ashoka meets Nayak at the said point. Nayak is glad to see him here. Ashoka asks him why he is doing this when he does want to save Kaurvaki. Nayak replies that it was my duty to inform you and my dharma to follow the command of Mahanayak. Ashoka reasons that he is fighting for the wrong people. Nayak says you will understand with experience why someone does what something. Ashoka replies that he has enough experiences to understand the difference between right and wrong. They both engage in a sword fight. Ashoka is hurt. He shouts Ma. Dharma stands up with a start. Vasantsena comes there just then. How did you allow Ashoka to go? Don’t you know no one could defeat Kichak till date? Dharma replies that even death could not defeat Ashoka till now. Vasantsena nods. Ashoka is good but how will he still be able to fight with the man who pushed a giant elephant only using his hand! Dharma gets concerned for Ashoka.
Nayak asks Ashoka if he is only this strong. Why did Acharya Chanakya trust you? MAgadh does not know who they are trusting by mistake. Kaurvaki is also a fool to think that you will save her. History will also be a proof of this. Magadh’s prince could not save the princess of Kalinga!
Vasantsena takes Dharma out on the pretext of doing puja in Shiv temple. All the wishes come true if you pray there. Dharma readily agrees. She leaves without informing anyone. Vasantsena takes her from the same secret route.
Acharya Devrath feels guilty for hiding the truth from Ashoka. I feel as if I cheated Acharya Chanakya.
Vasantsena drops a letter on her way to the temple. The commander picks it up. Mahadev’s temple is written on it. Dharma and Vasantsena reach the temple. Dharma hits her head before the Shivlinga. Satiate the thirst of blood from mine if this motherland needs blood! Save my Ashoka please. I have seen him broken. I wont be able to see him lose. I want him to be capable enough to fight anything and anyone which is an obstacle in his dream of united india. You will have to hear my prayers today!
Ashoka throws the dirt in Nayak’s eyes and points the sword at him. Nayak requests him to kill him. It will be a proud moment for me to die by your hands. Ashoka says I only kill the evil people and not the dedicated ones like you, who risk their life to live by the words of their ancestors. He hits him on the head. Nayak gets unconscious.
Kichak wants to make Ashoka weak by using his mother against him. Dharma hopes Ashoka understands the reason as to why she hid the truth from Ashoka. Vasantsena is getting impatient. Bhaiya is taking so much time in coming here. I hope God does not listen to Dharma’s prayers. She goes outside to look for her brother.
Ashoka reaches Kashi’s place. Kaurvaki sees him from upstairs. He heads inside to take her with him. Kashi points a dagger at his neck. Her Daasi’s stop Kaurvaki. Ashoka asks Kashi not to stop him. She asks him if he will hurt a woman. Kaurvaki bites at the hands of the ladies. She throws a vase at Kashi’s head. A prince cannot raise his hand at a lady but a princess can! She yet again hits at Kashi’s head. She falls unconscious. Ashoka is happy to see her safe. Agnibahu was trying to escape but Ashoka holds him. You will be our gate pass. All three of them head out. People clap for Ashoka. Kaurvaki and Ashoka sit on the horse while Agnibahu is still tied to a rope which is in Ashoka’s hands.
Vasantsena is surprised to see Dharma gone by the time she is back in temple. Kichak and everyone come there then. He demands for Dharma. He orders everyone to look around. they all go in different directions. Kichak hears the sound of bell.