Once there was a King 28 January 2022: Gayatri tells Rana ji that she trusts him but. Rana ji says when there is trust, there is space for any but.
Kunwar ji and Kokilla come and asks Raaj Mata where is Rana ji. Raaj mata says he has gone for a Yatra to ask some mind for Kokilla. Kunwar ji tells Raaj Mata to calm down, he stands with Rana ji.
A servant comes to Raaj Mata saying there is an issue, an important one. He says they found Yashoda’s dead body in the lake nearby. Kokilla hiccups. Raaj Mata asks where the dead body is, Kunwar ji and Kokilla exchange looks and follow. Raaj Mata removes the cloth and finds an injury on the neck of Yashoda. She says this isn’t possible, Yashoda had gone to her village as her niece already told her. Kunwar ji says Yashoda’s relatives didn’t even did her coronation but put her body in the lake, now they will do her coronation with full royal rituals as she was a loyal of Bari Rani maa. Raaj Mata says Yashoda hasn’t died, she was killed as there is an injury on her neck. She sends servants to find Yashoda’s husband and daughter.
Kokilla comes to her room, worried what will happen. She says she doesn’t want to die, they must run away. She says they are already unsure about Rana ji’s fight. Kunwar ji says they will find their well in this fight even.
The servant comes to tell Raaj Mata that in Yashoda’s village, but she has no niece. Raaj Mata says that they must find out who was that niece. Raaj Mata comes and tells Kunwar ji that servants just told her Yashoda has no niece then which of her nieces had he brought her to. Kunwar ji says he didn’t bring anyone to her. Raaj Mata asks why she feels as if he is hiding something from her. Kunwar ji asks if she doesn’t trust him.
Kunwar ji asks if she has any proof that he had brought that girl in the palace, there can’t be a proof as a lie has no proof and no basis. He says he wants to show to Raaj Mata how much love and loyalty he has for her. Raaj Mata says she will even open her chests to see how much loyalty he has for her, Yashoda has been killed and there must be a proof for this.
In the morning, Avdesh bathes with milk and lights fire on his hand. He says he doesn’t pray anything but fire. He tells death when it has to come to him or nor. The one who can bear fire’s bruise, how can Indravadhan bear his injury?
Raaj Mata and Rana ji pray, Raaj Mata hands him the sword and tells Rana ji this is the respect and trust of Amirkot. This is the inherited sword, with the same his great grandfather kept the foundation of Amirkot. Rana ji takes her blessings. Gayatri comes with pooja thaal, Rana ji says that when there is no trust, aarti can’t do anything. Raaj Mata says he can’t stop the Rani of Amirkot from fulfilling her belief. Rana ji says he won’t stop anyone from fulfilling their rights. Gayatri does the pooja, she ties a thread on his hand and says if bind with trust it becomes unbreakable. It will remind him that for her protection, he must return.Rana ji says today he won’t fight to defeat the enemy but to win the trust of his Rani. He leaves.
The elder man prepares Avdesh, putting on all his gold jewelry on his hands. He is ready to fight, stands up determined curtly.
Raaj Mata stops Gayatri that a Rajputani doesn’t go to the war ground with her husband, but stays back and prays for his victory. Gayatri says what if….
Gayatri was thinking about Raaj Mata’s words as she got ready in the morning. She wipes her tears, worried.
Cheetah was lying on his bed, Laksh comes there. Cheetah says Swarna isn’t here, Laksh says he has come to meet him. He tells Cheetah to get his clothes ready for Rana ji and Avdesh’s fight. Laksh looks around to find if someone was there to do this. Laksh says he is the servant of his wife, so his servant as well.
He says a royal servants misbehaves so much, but the mistake is also not his but Swarna’s and she will get the punishment. Cheetah says alright, he will get his clothes ready. Laksh keeps a foot on the table saying his shoes are dusty. He wants Cheetah to clean them with his tongue, else he will beat Swarna with hunter.
Cheetah was about to touch the shoes, Laksh jerks his foot away and tells Cheetah never to forget his place in the palace. Cheetah says if the fight was with him only, he would have cleaned Laksh as well along with his shoe.
Avdesh was ready for the fight. In the palace hall, people hooted in favor of Rana ji as he arrives.
Gayatri prays with a candle in hand, she asks Durga Goddess to keep her husband safe. Avdesh throws three flags that gets at the same place flowing around the hall. He enters in the palace.
A maid informs Gayatri that the fight is beginning. Gayatri prays for Rana ji’s safety. He shouts at the people of Amirkot to see what will happen to their fate today. Rana ji says calmly, that fights are won only by action and not by words.
He calls for dart. The maid informs Gayatri Rana ji is fighting with a dart and not his inherited sword. Gayatri says she knew Avdesh will work up some plan. There was a fighting confrontation. Rana ji was hurt at the arm and the back. Raaj Mata watches Gayatri standing behind her, Raaj Mata says that this is the ritual that a Rajputani doesn’t go to fights. Gayatri says she has promised to live and die with Rana ji, she won’t die in gulping poison but will become a shield of her husband. She asks Raaj mata to let her go, Raaj Mata nods.
Gayatri runs down the stairs shouting Rana ji’s name. Avdesh looked at her for a while, Rana ji gets a chance to get hold of the fight. Gayatri asks Rana ji not to kill him. Rana ji backs up, he says that he has now won the fight and doesn’t want to colour his hands with Avdesh’s blood. Avdesh must go away from Amirkot, this is the order of Amirkot’s Rana Indravadhan. Avdesh throws the dart again, that passes Rana ji’s shoulder. Avdesh says he could have directly hit Rana ji, but he has given Rana ji his life as a thankfulness gift. Rana ji asks what is the reason. Avdesh says Rana ji has won over Avdesh today but gifting his life from him. He accepts his defeat, and says he wants to gift something to him, will he accept it. Rana ji says he has accepted his defeat like a true fighter, he will accept for sure. Avdesh wants to be a friend with Rana ji. Raaj Mata wonders what is the real face of this man. Rana ji accepts the gift and shakes hand with him then hugs him. Gayatri notices Avdesh’s stare at her face. Avdesh takes his flag and leaves. Rana ji goes inside before Gayatri could keep a hand on his shoulder.