Prahlad is now the king of Asurloke married to Dhriti he holds his court and assures his subjects of peace and justice. Two women are brought to his court both claiming to the real mother of the same child. When no one is able to aid Prahlad in making the decision of whom the child belongs to he calls both women to the court once again. He orders the stata Jallad to cut the child in two. The real mother cries out to give the child to the other woman so that the child?s life will be spared. Lord Vishnu admires Prahlad?s sense of justice.
Prahlad?s son Virochan finishes his education at Rajguru Shukracharya?s ashram. Prahlad announces his appointment as heir apparent to the thrne. To celebrate the occasion a hunting expedition is planned. Dhirti and Kayadu are against it. Virochan ends up going for a hunting game. He is trapped in the forest because of a storm followed by torrential rains. While he is there he saves Sudhanwa (son of Rish Angira) who is burred under an uprooted tree.
Virochan and Sudhanva are trapped under a tree and are wounded in an attempt to save each other. They wander onto a path looking for shelter and arrive at a cottage where Deepavali (dughter of Sage Vatsa) helps them. Both of them fall in love with her and leave with heavy hearts. Prahlad wanders into the forst looking for Virochan.
Having lost their hearts to Deepavali both Virochan and Sudhanva yearn to be with her. Soon Sudhanva? father Sage Angira and Virochan?s guru Sage Shankracharya lear about the predictament. They both send proposals to Deepavali. She is unable to choose between the two and wants her father to decide. Virochan refuses to wait and takes her away to his guru?s ashram.
King Prahlad is shocked to learn that his son has abducted Deepavali. He assures the assembly that justice will be done. He later saves Deepavali and brings her to his own palace. Since her father is unable to choose between both men, it is up to Prahlad to make the decision. Virochan is told to seek the support of the grandmother Kayadu and is assured that thedecision will be in his favor