Episodes 10 to 14
Kashyap refuses to attend Haygrives funeral for he believes he deserved what he got. Power corrupted him and his violent ways had brought upon his death. He also feared that the violent culture of Danavas would bring about more disaster. A war of succession begins between Kaal Ketu and Harshad. Indra the leader of the gods defeats Kaal Ketu. He declares that he is almighhty and unbeatable but Lord Vishnu is unhappy about this declaration.
Dharti comments on the death of Haygrive. It says that the wise always try to overcome their shortcomings when they face opposition. The unwise close their minds and become victims of their pride. Chitrath and Malayaketu inform Indra that the Danavs have decided to invade the realm of the gods. Lord Vishnu is unhappy with Indras pride. Shukracharya decides to do penance and obtain Sajeevni Mantra as his reward from Lord Shiva. Once he has this mantra he can bring back the dead. Lord Shiva suggests that the mantra be given to the one who can prove his ability to posses this mantra in a test.
Devraj Indra is certain that Danav Guru Shukracharya wont succeed in his penance. Later he sends Chitrath and Malayaketu to witness this failure and bring the good news back to him. Narad informs Devraj Indra that Shukracharya is going through his penance with determination and it looks as if he will succeed. Indra sends Apsaras to obstruct him. Indras daughter takes the job instead even though her father asks her not too.
Hanging upside down from the branch of a tree, Danav guru continues his penance. Indras daughter Jayanti arrives there posing as a disciple and manages to put red chilli powder in the dry burning leaves. The smell causes Shukracharyas eyes, nose & ears to bleed. Unable to handle his suffering Jayanti confesses her guilt. Lord Vishnu sees a clamity for Devtas in the event of Shukracharya completing his penance. He grants him the Sanjeevni Mantra. To resolve her sins Jayanti offers to serve Shukracharya all her life, and he accepts her as his wife.
Devraj Indra is told that Danavs have declared war against Devloke. He orders his associates to crush the invaders. Shukracharya prepares to leave for the battlefield. The war starts and Danavs give Devtas a crushing defeat. Goddess Laxmi is worried about the fate of the Devtas. Lord Vishnu tells her not to worry but to wait & see. Vishnu Bhagwan asks Indra to churn the primeval waters and bring out nectar from it, which would make the Devtas immortal.