Friday Update on Emperor Ashoka 24th June 2022


Friday Update on Emperor Ashoka 24th June 2022

Everyone is gathered in courtroom. Bindu asks Dharma to explain why she did what she did. She replies that she knew his priority is to get his sons married. You took the right decision as a father. I also knew if either you or Ashoka gets to know about it, then either of you will wish to go in war. Motherland is more important to Ashoka than his mother. He can go against his parents to go to war. I dint want this war to happen. If that happens, then the lives of sons of a lot many mothers will be in trouble. This is why I took this decision and challenged the enemy to fight face to face. I wanted to reduce the worst consequences possible. Charu rebukes her on her idea but Bindu says I gave her permission to do whatever she feels is right. I dint know about her plan though. I will surely say she has surprised us all by her outlook. Forgive me. I couldn’t control my anger. I got worried for you. I was troubled thinking what if you were in some problem and I wasn’t there to protect you.

A Rajvanshi has to become a great warrior at the right time and has to also avoid the maximum possible damage from happening. You did both. You have tried your best to save many lives. Vikatkura has accepted your proposal. Who will fight with him now? Ashoka steps forward. I will fight with him. Sushim thinks Ashoka is surely headed towards his death now. It will be the last sunrise of his life tomorrow.

Next morning, Kaurvaki thinks she cannot meet Ashoka but she has to meet him once before he leaves for war. She is in a fix. Devi says you have already made a mistake by putting Ashoka’s haldi on me. I wont let you do another one. Kaki has told you to abide by the traditions. You cannot meet Ashoka before your wedding now. Kaurvaki reasons that Ashoka is going to fight another war of his life. I don’t know what he is going through mentally. I have to see him. Devi offers to go in her place. I will go see him. Kaurvaki nods.

Ashoka is all set to leave for war. Dharma does Ashoka’s aarti. She stops. Wife does vijay-tilak after mother. You will soon get yours. Devi says she only has sent me here. She cannot come because of the traditions so I came to check on you. Dharma asks her to do Ashoka’s tilak. Devi is hesitant but Dharma insists. No one wants good for the couple more than you. Vit also smiles. Devi does Ashoka’s aarti. Dharma thinks maybe this is what God wanted. She notices Kaurvaki coming there with a veil on her head. Now neither I can see Ashoka nor can he see me. Can I tie Raksha-sutra to him if you allow. Bindu permits her which worries Dharma. Ashoka extends his hand for Kaurvaki who ties the Raksha-sutra without looking at him. Everyone looks happy except Dharma.

Kaurvaki also touches Ashoka’s feet which brings a smile on their faces. Dharma asks Devi to tie the rest of the Raksha-sutra. Devi asks why her. Dharma replies that I became a little selfish for my son. It is good to have too many prayers. Kaurvaki is sad but then asks Devi to do it too. It will be good for Ashoka. Devi ties Raksha-sutra on Ashoka’s hand. Remember that someone is waiting for you. Ashoka looks at Kaurvaki. Only God knows who will win this war but I wont let your prayers go waste. He seeks his parents’ blessings. Soldier comes to tell that Vikatkura is requesting to be allowed in Patliputra. Bindu gives him permission. Soldier leaves. Bindu tells Ashoka anyone would be proud to have a son like you. I am proud of you. Ashoka says I wont let the trust of my Guru, my father and my people go in vain.

Vikatkura beats people with hunter who are actually pulling his cart. Everyone looks on. Charu, Sushim, Siamak and Mahamatya look happy.

Ashoka enters. His family members look on proudly. Kaurvaki looks at him from far. You (ashoka) might not be able to see me but I am always with you. Vikatkura comes as well. Ashoka and Vikatkura stand facing each other. Jagannath thinks it is impossible to say if Vikatkura is an animal or what. He first cuts the head of his enemy and then drinks his blood. Anyone thinks too many times
It is surprising that a mother chose this for her own son. She went herself to invite death for her son. It seems as if she has sent her son to death herself. Dharma says there is an animal inside every human being. One should not try to wake it ever.

Devi asks Kaurvaki if she too doubts Ashoka will win. Kaurvaki denies. There is no doubt about his victory. I fear because of reasons other than this war. I don’t know as time is passing I feel as if there will be more than one problem in our lives.

Rules of fights are announced. Either of the opponents will have to kill the other to win. Vikatkura tells Ashoka his head will neither bend now will break. Ashoka says it is already under your ego but I have to do my duty. I will bend but not break. Their fight starts. Vikatkura traps Ashoka in a net. Kaurvaki thinks Ashoka should stay calm. The more you will try to break open the more entangled you will feel. Stay put and try to come out of the net. Vikatkura hits him. The enemies smirk. Jagannath remarks that Magadh’s respect is also getting destroyed along with Ashoka. Ashoka manages to get out of the net successfully. Kaurvaki smiles proudly. Vikatkura snatches sword from a soldier and attacks Ashoka’s arm. Raksha-sutra falls from his hand. He tricks Vikatkura and manages to ward off all his attacks. Vikatkura tells Ashoka he has gone after his father. you are weak like him. think what will happen to your mother if you die. Ashoka begins to hit him angrily shocking Sushim, Siamak, Charu, Mahamatya and Jagannath. He kills Vikatkura. His well wishers are super happy whereas his opponents are stunned and upset. Everyone cheers for Ashoka. Ashoka folds his hands as he greets his parents.

Everyone cheers for Ashoka as he comes in courtroom. His well wishers look on proudly. Ashoka greets everyone. Acharya RG says the good news has reached Ujjaini. The reaction is really good. Ashoka has won a very important fight or Ujjaini would have been in a real mess. Ujjaini’s people want to see Ashoka as their Viceroy. Bindu says Ashoka’s before I express Ashoka’s immense dedication to his motherland, his love to his people; I want to thank the woman who is responsible for it. I am lucky to have a wife like Dharma who risked her and her son’s life for her motherland. Our country is flourishing today because of such women only who are selfless and don’t fear sending their kids to wars and such risky fights. Dharma went to enemy alone and postponed the war or the wedding would have been stalled. We have been victorious. Now the focus should be on the wedding of my sons so they can focus on their lives properly. I want to hand over important responsibilities to them. Ashoka will be made Prantpal (Viceroy) of Ujjaini after the wedding. Siamak will be sent to Takshshila as per his wish. My elder son Sushim will go to his wife’s home Karampura after wedding and will be later crowned as Magadh’s Yuvraj. Siamak is taken aback. Mahamatya cheers for Sushim.

Dharma recalls Bindu’s convo with Ashoka. I want Sushim and Charu to believe that I am with them. They wont doubt my intentions then. Ashoka will punish them rightly at the right time. Flashback ends. Ashoka looks at Sushim who has a big taunting smirk on his face. Jagannath thinks the king who has accepted to bend down before me is making such big announcements. Let him do it all as he will soon lose everything. Ashoka will have to lose his motherland in return to loving my daughter. He would have never imagined that he will have to pay such a big price of his love one day. Dharma thinks this wedding will take everyone and everything down if I don’t stop it in time. Everyone walks out of the courtroom.

Ashoka follows his mother. I am also surprised. You deserve the credit of my victory. I am happy today because of you only. Please bless me. He touches her feet. She says I dint do anything. It is because of your bravery. You have always lived up to whatever has been expected from you. She recalls sage’s words and spreads her aanchal before her son. You swore to punish whoever will insult this aanchal. I am spreading this before you today to ask you something. Call it my selfishness or my compulsion. You will give me what I ask, right? He nods. I will even cut my head and give if you will ask for it. She says that isn’t needed. I ask you to sacrifice your love! Ashoka is stunned. Dharma asks him to marry Devi instead of marrying Kaurvaki. Will you sacrifice your love for your mother? He says think once before asking that. I wont say no but my life will be more like death without Kaurvaki. It will be better if I kill myself instead. Order me. I will do it. Kaurvaki asks him what he is saying. What happened? Ashoka tells him what his mother just asked him.

Kaurvaki is taken aback. Ma said so? Ma understood our love back then when even we dint understood it. You only asked me to be with him as his shield always. What happened suddenly? I am tired now. There is only one way to be without Ashoka. She bites on her diamond ring and dies. Ashoka cries holding her in his arms. Jagannath reaches there and is shocked. Bindu notices him too. Bindu and Jagannath draw their swords. Dharma is startled. No! Ashoka asks her why she is worried. I won the fight. I have been noticing you looking lost and disturbed since days. Is there something you want to tell? She lies that she is tired because of all the overwork. I should rest. He agrees and leaves. Dharma thinks how to tell him that the unison he is waiting for will take him down only. Ashoka thinks to thank Kaurvaki too. If it wasn’t for her then this would not have been successful. Ma will get upset if she sees me meeting Kaurvaki. I will have to find some other way.

Devi is readying chunri for Kaurvaki. Only 2 days are left. I must work fast. Ashoka comes looking for her so she hides the chunri. He hesitates in telling her but then she understands that he wants to meet Kaurvaki. Devi declines. Ashoka reasons that she understood without him even asking her for it. No one will allow for this. It’s been too long already. Just for a few moments please. Devi says no. Ashoka reminds her of her promise. You said you will unite us and now you aren’t helping us. Devi suggests him to meet Kaurvaki in Brahma-mahurat. That is the most auspicious moment of the day. He gives her a brief hug. Nothing would have been possible without you. he goes. Devi thinks to inform Kaurvaki as she too is waiting to meet him.

Dharma is in a fix as to what should she do. I can neither tell Ashoka nor Samrat. What should I do? She goes to kaurvaki’s room but doesn’t find her there.

Kaurvaki thanks Devi. Devi tells her to be back on time before the Brahma-mahurat ends.

Dharma notices a small box in Kaurvaki’s room and opens it. She finds Ashoka and Kaurvaki’s childhood mementos inside. They came close in childhood only. How do I separate them? I cannot do this. I only have one option – Devi!

Ashoka is waiting for Kaurvaki. Devi comes there. She lies to him that she couldn’t bring Kaurvaki. He nods sadly so she smiles. Kaurvaki steps out from behind the pillar. Ashoka looks at her sweetly. Devi coughs reminding them of her presence. Ashoka tells her to go. Devi nods. Remember the Brahma-mahurat. Devi laughs and leaves.

Dharma thinks the ritual of taking the name of DIL is soon going to happen. If I take Kaurvaki’s name then it can bring bad consequences for Magadh. How do I do this? She prays to Lord to show her way. I don’t know if I should believe that sage’s words. There is too much to lose both ways. What should I do? Please show me way. Lasendra is standing by the door and has heard everything. Ashoka will break down if this marriage doesn’t happen? If that happens then he wont punish Sushim or Siamak. I wont be able to take revenge from Unani’s then!

Vit asks Devi if he has seen his mother. She denies. She must be in temple only.

Dharma notices Lasendra and stops in her tracks.

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