Gangaa 22 January 2021: the Priest suggests Pratab must wait a little more as Shiv is the eldest son and has the right for performing the last rituals. Pratab says he has to inherit everything from his father, not Shiv and begins the litting. He smirks over his victory, but Shiv calls his name from behind. Pratab explains to Shiv he had to take the responsibility only because Pandit ji was saying it’s being late in cremation.
Pandit announces now the elder son will perform the ritual. Shiv performs the rituals with teary eyes. While walking across the corridors, Ganga asks Dai Maa if she lives here for long. Dai ma boasts she is here since her mother in law was married here. She brings Ganga inside, saying soon she will be welcomed inside the house but till then she must stay here.
She lightens the room by removing the curtains. Ganga had removed the veil. Dai Ma asks why she removed her veil, and warns her to do this in front of her mother in law. Ganga compliments her to be a strange lady. Dai Ma qualifies she is Savitri Devi, Shiv’s mother. Ganga says she would call the wrong as wrong. Dai Maa says she is complete shadow of Parvati, her mother. Ganga doesn’t understand. Dai ma says she has been sent here for some reason. Ganga wish she had known who she is. Dai Ma is worried.
Ganga shares with Dai Ma that she doesn’t remember anything even marrying Shiv. She apologizes for saying so, then requests her not to share this with anyone. Dai Maa assures she can trust her. Ganga stops her to inquire about her name, she replies Dai Ma. Ganga feels mother’s love in her name. Dai Ma promises to be motherly towards her always.
In the room, Savitri was calculating about property benefits when she feels someone was coming. She goes to hide the files and sit on the bed crying. It was Shiv who comes to place a hand over her shoulder, calling her as Maa. Savitri asks if everything happened well. Shiv considers himself guilty for not being able to save Bauji. He promise Savitri not to let her in any pain, and will go to any extent for her happiness. When he leaves the room, Savitri wipes her tears and smirks.
Shiv comes out to the veranda.
He cries remembering his father, and Savitri’s complain about not being able to save him. He removes his shirt and pours bucket full of cold water over himself. Ganga watches this from the window while Dai Ma comes to stop Shiv, as he might get sick. She holds his hand and tells him to go to his room, else he might fall ill.
Thumpki prepares for her dress when Pratab enters the room. She goes to ask if he still came second; Shiv arrived at the right time and curses Pratab to be used to get defeated from Shiv. Pratab was worried what if Savitri knows about it. Thumpki taunts that Pratab is useless, and says Ria would tell Savitri and no one can stop her.
Savitri comes to the room then, Pratab explains everything was going fine but… Savitri says Shiv is considering himself guilty, right now Pratab must get everything named after him. She hands him a list from the next day preparations. Thumpki reads the list and wonders how expensive is it all going to be. Pratab was thoughtful.
Ganga wakes up in the middle of night when there is a knock at the door. It was Radhika who throws ink over Ganga crying that she isn’t her mother, and runs away crying. Ganga chases her outside, then locks herself in the bed room. She goes to change her dress, thinking about all the developments and fell asleep. In the dream, she gets flashes from her boat ride.
Shiv notices the lights of Radhika’s room still on.
Radhika was singing lullaby to her stuffed toys. She says her mother used to sing this to her; she is missing her mother and Dadu both. Shiv plays with touching his nose with her, and shares he miss them both too. Radhika complains him for marrying Ganga. Shiv says he abide by his father’s will, but this doesn’t give Ganga the place of her mother. He advices her to respect her anyway, however no one will force her to call Ganga as a mother until her own wish. He promises to sing a lullaby to Radhika, she cheers and lay down in his lap.
Ganga was badly sweating and crying in bed, and asks why she has such flashes. What relation she has with those faces and voices and wonders why she doesn’t remember anything.
Ganga wakes up in the morning, and finds a new dress on the side table. She walks out of her room in veil and looks around. Thumki comes from behind to wish her good morning, Ganga replies. Thumki taunts this is her used saree that Ganga is wearing, and suits her. She demands to see Ganga’s face, but Ganga denies as Dai Maa has forbidden to remove her veil.
Thumki says that restriction is for elders and male, but she is younger by relation. She forces the veil away, Ganga strictly says she shouldn’t have done this. Thumki asks why Ganga is so egoistic, after all Ganga came in this house after her. Thumki taunts she brought 3 tola gold with her, and Ganga could not even get her own clothes. Kushal comes to send Thumki away for some work, and introduces himself as Ria’s (Shiv’s sister) husband.
He tells her to share if she needs something. Ganga moves towards her room, Shiv brings the doctor to check Ganga. The doctor shuts the door while Shiv awaits outside the room. The doctor says its amenesia, temporary memory loss; maybe she recalls in a few days, months or may be years. She is suggesting a few medicines, which will give them a clue about her future treatment plan.
Shiv comes to Ganga and requests her not to tell anyone about memory loss, as his family is already upset because of his father’s death. He leaves a bag which her uncle had loaded in the car, may be it contains a few of her valuables.
Ganga looks at the clothes in the suitcase which were not hers.
She wonders why these clothes are not her measurements if they are hers. A photo wrapped in the clothes fall off. Dai Maa brings a new saree for Ganga as she has to attend Lok Sabha. Ganga shares with Dai Maa that she is really clueless, these clothes brought with her are not her measurements. She wonders when her memory would return. Dai Maa says she must pave her own way just like her name accepting her present, and not to look back at the past. Ganga agrees.
Later, Ganga gets ready in the room and wears the mangal sooter. Then covers her face with a veil. Outside in the hall, people share their mourning with Thumki. Shiv objects with Thumpki’s over makeup, but she was stubborn. Pratab argues with the Pandit that there was no Pagri written in the list. Shiv comes to solve the matter, and sends Shiv to get 10-12 dhotis for Pagri ritual.
Pandit considers only Shiv as worth holding family’s responsibilities. Savitri asks Ria about Aashi. They watch Aashi come with white flowers that she places in front of the photo. Pandit tells Shiv to light a flame along with his wife. Dai Maa goes to bring Ganga. Radhika was enraged watching Ganga come inside.
Savitri watches Ganga’s face in the shadow of water and asks if Ganga didn’t put sindoor. Ganga replies she forgot. Savitri sends Ria to bring the sindoor, and asks Shiv to put it over her head partition; but without looking at her. Ganga gets a vague flash of sindoor ritual with Sagar, her head bangs and she almost lost her balance while Shiv holds him. Savitri sends her inside. Thumki comes to say to Radhika that her new mother only wants to snatch everything from her since first day.
In the room, Dai Maa tells Ganga to take rest, as she hasn’t eaten anything since morning. Ria and Aashi come to the room and assures Ganga they are good sister in laws. Ria introduces herself, Aashi and Shiv to Ganga. Ria tells her about the dresses Savitri sent for Grahpravesh; Ganga nods as they all leave.
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