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The Episode starts with Raavan’s chariot flying. Ram says Sita, I don’t see any danger sign now, even then danger can come from anywhere, we have to be extra careful. Raavan’s chariot lands. Raavan asks Akampana what to do now. Akampana gives an example and says we should make the animal helpless to come out of the burrow, than putting hand in the hole, and once the animal comes out, we can catch it. Raavan asks what’s the way to bring him out. Chatayu happens to see them. Akampana says there is one way, on which just one person can walk. Raavan asks who. Akampana says your other uncle, Mama Mareech. Raavan asks where is he, there is no news about him since years. Akampana says I have info about him, come I will take you to him.
Chatayu comes to Ram and greets him. Ram asks why do you look worried. Chatayu says I have seen Raavan in Panchwati, someone was with him, I was away and could not hear them, but I felt like they were making some big plan, maybe they left by getting scared. Ram says if he went, it does not mean he got sacred of us, I know Raavan, he will not get scared of anyone. Laxman says yes, he would be making plans, he would be thinking to cheat. Sita worries and recalls Surpanakha’s words.
Ram holds Sita and asks her not to worry, nothing will happen. Chatayu says I will keep an eye on Raavan. Laxman says if Raavan returns, he will make his death definite. Sita says I m sure, till we are together, no danger can reach us. They smile.
Raavan and Akampana go to meet Mareech. Raavan says so Mama Mareech stays here…. Akampana says yes. Raavan stops him and says I want to meet him in private. Akampana says sure. Raavan goes to Mareech and sees a rishi doing tapasya. He says Mama Mareech is here in rishi mountain. He calls out Rishi to wake up. He says I heard my Mama Mareesh stays here, do you know anything. Rishi says the Mareesh you are finding, you will never get him my nephew. Raavan gets surprised seeing him, and asks Mama Mareech, what state are you in, why are you hiding in fear, when I m here. Mareech says I m spending my life as a Rishi, I was hiding with my own self before, why did you come here. Raavan says I need your help. Mareech asks my help.
Raavan says yes, your niece Surpanakha is insulted, will you help me in taking revenge by planning? Mareech says sure, what happened. Raavan tells about the Sanyasis cutting Surpanakha’s nose and insulting her, I have come here to take revenge, as its our Kul’s revenge. Mareech says I have left all my Asur work, but here its our Asur kul’s insult, its about our Kul’s prestige, tell me what is the name of that Sanyasi. Raavan says Ram… Mareech gets shocked. Raavan asks such fear of Ram, how do you know. Mareech says I think its Ram who killed Tadaka, he is very Tejasvi and mighty warrior, he has extraordinary power, drop the thought to take revenge from him, and return to Lanka.
Raavan asks him not to praise Ram. Mareech says yes, I m a coward, I have taken this Rishi’s avatar to get saved from Ram, ask Surpanakha to forgive me, I can’t do this. Raavan gets angry and keeps sword on his neck. Mareech asks him what are you doing, I m your Mama. Raavan says all his relations are as per his use, he won’t bear useless burdens. Mareech thinks Ram may forgive me, but Raavan will kill me. He agrees to help Raavan and asks what do you want, I will help you. Raavan says Ram’s wife Sita’s haran, this is my revenge…. Mareech gets shocked.
Chatayu tells Ram that he did not see Raavan’s movement, I think he would be finding way to play his trick, he won’t sit calm. Mareech keeps the wooden sticks at the cave entrance. Akampana asks what are you doing. Mareech says I won’t need this now, I thought I would not leave Dharm, but I m doing Adharm again, my past deeds are going to ruin me today. He burns the woods. Raavan and Akampana look on.
Sugreev tells Hanuman that Bali is assuming him as enemy, he is saying I left him in cave to die, you know there is no more dear to me than Bali, but he has ended relation with me with his anger. Hanuman says anger ends the senses, Bali is angry now and can’t differentiate between truth and lie, reality and illusion, once his anger goes, he will understand you are innocent. Sugreev says no, once he makes an opinion about someone, he does not change it. Hanuman says don’t worry, I will talk to him. Sugreev says no, don’t leave me alone, if Bali sees me alone, he will kill me. Hanuman says you can stay safe at Rishi’s mountain, Bali will not go there because of the Rishi’s curse, come I will take you there. They leave.
Akampana asks Mareech not to do any mistake, else Sanyasi can kill him, just do what you are told to, go with courage, you have to take revenge for your brother Subahu and mother Tadaka, now Raavan is with you, its time for justice. Mareech sees his wounds made on his body and acts weak.
Hanuman takes Sugreev to that Rishi and greets him. Rishi asks him how did he come here after a long time. Hanuman says he is my friend Sugreev. Rishi says Bali’s brother Sugreev, I heard Bali wants to kill him. Hanuman says we came here because of Bali’s fear, there is no other place safer than this mountain for Sugreev, Bali can’t come here because of your curse. Rishi says yes, if Bali comes here, his head will burst, Sugreev you are safe here, you can stay here till you want, this mountain is like your home. Sugreev thanks the Rishi for saving his life. Sugreev tells Hanuman that you have always saved my life. Hanuman says you are safe here, take rest, I will talk to Bali and explain him. He greets Rishi and says I will come later, allow me to leave now. Hanuman flies away.
Mareech goes to Ram and starts acting. He calls out Ram… and goes to them. Ram, Laxman and Sita look on. Mareech asks Ram to save him. He asks are you Shri Ram. Ram says yes, how did this happen. He asks Laxman to get medicinal herbs. He asks how did this happen. Mareech says Asurs attacked him and wounded him, some people are left now. Chatayu says but Dandakaranya is free of Asurs now, how is this possible, where is your ashram Rishivar. Mareech gets tensed. Sita gives him water to drink. She sees something with him and thinks how did he get Chajh/cloth made by bird feathers & in this jungle.
Sita asks Mareech how did he get this Chajh. Mareech says he has seen a beautiful bird and shot it to get its feather for making that Chajh. She asks how can you kill a bird being a Rishi. He gets tensed. Ram looks at him. Raavan and Akampana have a talk.
** Jai Shree Ram **