Once there was a king 1 January 2022: Rana ji says You are welcome in the palace. Raaj Mata reminds him to call her Rani Gayatri Devi, he repeats as such but curtly. Seth ji says to Raaj Mata that he is handing his little daughter to her today, she must forgive her if Gayatri makes a mistake. Gayatri meets with her parents with teary eyes. Rana ji goes to stand behind Raaj Mata, listening to all the advices of Maa to Gayatri as she meets her.
Seth ji comes to take a leave from Raaj Mata, Rana ji and Bari Raani maa. Bari Raani maa says her daughter in law has such brought up that she is atleast crying in her wedding. Bari Raani maa taunts that Raaj mata didn’t even cry in her wedding. Raaj mata says she knew no one will wipe her tears if she cries. Bari Raani maa says she must just cry for once, she will wipe her tears. Raaj mata says she doesn’t cry easily. She turns to call for preparations of Gayatri’s welcome into the home. Kokilla thinks she will do such a preparation that Gayatri will never forgive.Kokilla distributes rose petals. Kunwar ji asks why she distributing rose petals. Kokilla says these rose petals are filled with stinging needles.
Gayatri must know it isnt easy to enter the royal palace with bare feet. Bari Raani maa asks Raaj Mata to illustrate Gayatri about the ritual. Raaj Mata says Rana ji will walk in front of her clearing her way with his sword, Gayatri must walk bare-footed behind him collecting all the trays but they must not clatter. If they will clatter, Rana ji’s life will be unpeaceful. Gayatri says if this ritual will bring peace in Rana ji’s life, she will do it anyway. She walks on the rose bed and feels her feet getting injured, still she fulfils the ritual. Kokilla awaits Gayatri fell down. Gayatri loses her balance. Bari Raani maa says her feet must not get astray, this is the tradition and a belief of a wife as well. Gayatri thinks she will complete it anyway and moves on. She comes to pick the next tray. Swarnlekha appreciates that Gayatri has picked all the trays without any clatter, she will for sure being peace in Rana ji’s life.
Bari Raani Maa asks Gayatri to take these trays to the temple and pray.
Gayatri steps towards the temple, her blood stained feet leave mark on feet. Kokilla says this is again a bad omen. Raaj Mata says this stain is just like the Lakshmi’s stain, what can be better than this? Gayatri smiles, Raaj mata asks how Gayatri was hurt. Gayatri was silent, then says there might be pricking needles in the rose bed. Raaj Mata asks didn’t anyone check the floor before spreading the flower. Gayatri says may be she must have got pricked outside in the lawn. Kokilla says Gayatri is right. Raaj Mata asks Gayatri to go inside. Gayatri faints at once, Kunwar ji holds her and says she is the princess of Amirkot and he has to help her at each step. Rana ji comes to front, says that his Raani is his responsibility and he knows how to take care of his responsibility. He picks Gayatri in his arms, shocking Bari Raani maa and Kokilla.
Rana ji helps Gayatri sit on the sofa. He comes towards her feet and asks for it. She denies but he keeps her feet up on the armrest and pulls the needles telling her that it will cause pain. She holds her hand tight as he pulls it out, shutting her eyes. The royal servants bring water baths, both watch each other’s face into the water before Rana ji washes Gayatri’s feet into it. Gayatri thinks that she now believes that he must have done a mistake, he didn’t let her walk in pain and loves her; then why won’t be put in sindoor?Kokilla says that this couple looks such beautiful, but tells them that Rana ji must stay away from Gayatri for the next five days.
She thinks about bribing Pandit ji for taking five days from Rana ji. Raaj mata thinks this is a long time. Rana ji thinks if it is about five centuries he doesn’t care. Gayatri thinks she can’t stay without sindoor for five days, she must go to Rana ji tonight. Raaj mata thinks she must talk to Rana ji to opt Gayatri, as they want an heir for the palace. Kokilla says she will send Gayatri back home within these five days.Yashoda shows the room to Gayatri saying she must stay here for the next five days. Gayatri asks yashoda about Rana ji’s room. Yashoda tells her the directions.
Gayatri asks Yashoda if she will help her learn the trends and lifestyle of this palace. Gayatri watches the sindoor box and takes it towards Rana ji’s room.In the room, Rana ji spoke to Surakshna’s photo that he left putting sindoor only because he wants her to remain an incomplete bride forever. Raaj Mata can enforce the proposal but she can never enforce her to be his bride. He promises Surakshna he will never fill sindoor in her head.Gayatri stood on the door asks Rana ji to fill sindoor in her head, she has come for that. Raaj Mata stood in her front as it was her room’s door, Rana ji passes by the other corridor. Raaj Mata says that it must be a coincidence, and her head partition has been filled already.
Gayatri says this is blood of Rana ji. Raaj Mata says this is better than any sindoor. She tells Gayatri not to tell Rana ji about it, he cares about petty issues and might consider that this wedding never took place. Gayatri is worried, Raaj Mata sends Gayatri to sleep as tomorrow is her first kitchen.In the morning, everyone is shocked to hear the Bhajan being sung. Kunwar ji, Kokilla, Bari Raani maa, Raaj Mata and all go to see who is singing this early in the morning. Rana ji sends his man to check who is creating such a noice. They all come out to see Gayatri in the temple. Gayatri turns to see the family standing behind her. Gayatri asks why they are all looking at her like this, she says she kept little food in Prasad, but for God nothing is less. She tells a servant to distribute Prasad among everyone.
Raaj Mata tells Gayatri she doesn’t need to do Pooja, there is a Pandit in Palace for this. Gayatri says her father says God and men have a direct connection, indirect connections aren’t needed; she takes permission from Raaj Mata but Bari Raani maa says she is hopeful from Gayatri to keep her traditions, she has all the permissions but gayatri must keep the respect of a princess and must learn to dress up like Princess in the palace. Everyone leaves, Gayatri thinks Rana ji didn’t come. She hurries inside.Rana ji peeks through the gallery, Gayatri was coming upstairs with the Prasad and both have a confrontation.
Rana ji passes Gayatri, she stops him asking him to take Prasad. He stops for a while, then heads to leave again. She stops his way and picks one to his mouth saying Prasad. Raaj Mata comes from behind and says Rana ji takes black coffee as soon as he wakes up. Gayatri reconfirms what he takes, she watches a servant holding the cup. Rana ji takes it and leaves. Gayatri says it doesn’t matter, she will keep care about it till tomorrow. Raaj Mata says to Gayatri she must go and get ready as Bari Raani maa wants her to. Raaj Mata is worried what if someday she gets lat
Gayatri watches all the jewellery, she says to Raaj Mata if mistakenly all the jewellery of Raaj Mata and Kokilla have got mixed with hers. Raaj Mata says it is all her jewellery, she doesn’t want anyone to say that Gayatri doesn’t know to live like a princess..