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Naag Panchami

Although sired by Bhagwan Shri Shankar 20 years ago, Patallok-based Naagkanya Mahadevi Mansa (Ranjeet Kumari) longs to belong to His family and is a little resentful that He has not visited her all these years. She makes her way to Kailash Parvat, and quite dramatically asserts herself before He finally agrees to meet her. She pleads that she, along with His spouse, Devi Maa Parvati (Vatsala), and children, Bhagwan Shri Kartikaye and Bhagwan Shri Ganesh, also wants to be worshiped in all the three worlds, he asks her to try and convince his ardent devotee, Maharaj Chandradhar Saudagar (Bipin Gupta), and if he accepts, then she, too, will be worshiped. Hoping to convince him, she will soon find that him quite adamant and ends up being humiliated. She then prepares a plan that will bring death and devastation to Chandradhar - and through this she hopes to bring him to his knees and compel him to worship her. This results in the death of all his sons but he still refuses to offer prayers, but his devastated wife, Sanka Rani, makes a deal Mansa that results in the birth of a son, Lakshmendra (Manher Desai), who grows up, rescues Rajkumari Behula (Nirupa Roy), from a lion and ends up accidentally killing a snake. Jyotshis foretell that if he gets married than his death is imminent during the Suhaag Raat. While Sanka pleads with her husband not to get her son married, Chandradhar hopes that his devotion to Bhagwan Shri Shankar will protect from any more tragedies and he hires Vishwavardhan to built a fortified mahal that no one can gain entry into. The question remains: Will this fortified Mahal be an obstacle for Mansa?

Author: rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)