Kaalpurush

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An archaeology based fantasy with paranormal intervention

Submitted: July 11, 2017

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KAALPURUSH

 

Dr. Dipankar Chatterjee, a senior professor in Archaeological Survey of India – Secunderabad, is about to retire and guiding Mr. Amit Reddy, a student to complete his thesis on ‘Indian Statues of Mediaeval Era. Dr. Chatterjee has a daughter, Chhaya who is around twelve years old and being nursed by a governess who is with their family for last twenty years. Since Dr. Chatterjee got married very late and his wife expired early, the governess is the only companion of his daughter – Chhaya. Remaining isolated from the society over a substantial period of her childhood and confined to the campus of the institute, Chhaya has developed the habit of talking to herself, the toys and inanimate things as well.

Dr. Chatterjee, who goes by scientific explanation of every happening in the world, has a close friend and colleague – Dr. Chandra Rao, who is a firm believer in Para-normal life. They frequently converse and quarrel over this issue but its Dr. Chatterjee who always silences Dr. Rao by saying that there is no such thing in this world which could be termed as ‘Para-normal or alternate reality’ and exist without proper reasoning.

While searching for the reference Stone inscriptions journals to complete his research, Amit discovers some weird stone inscriptions from the old library section of the institute. It so happens that when his research partner Anjali comes to express her feeling to him, Amit notices some shiny marks on the dusty floor of library, which indicates that a reptile has just moved along the way and left the impression on the dusty floor. Amit follows the mark, which ultimately leads to the top portion of a shelf made up of the slotted angle at the extreme corner that stores archaic Stone inscriptions & literature.

Amit manages to reach upto it with the help of ladder and gets shocked to notice a huge reptile resting over there. He falls down with a jerk on the ground and ancient Stone inscriptions inscribed on Stone slabs also fall in front of him on the floor – one after another.

Amit is excited by the look of the contents of the inscriptions and goes to his professor for proper explanation. He consults Dr. Chatterjee to retrieve data from the Stone inscriptions but Dr. Chatterjee expresses his inability to get anything accurate out of it because the language used in the stone inscription is none of the Brahmi, Pali, Prakrit or Kharoshthi but a different one that more or less resembles ancient Sino-Indian symbols.

Dr. Chatterjee scolds Amit for playing with those rare and valuable Stone inscriptions. However, he is also thrilled after analysing the same and tries to search the origin of it from the record section of the institute. Going through the entries in the record section of the institute, it becomes clear that the same was discovered during pre-independence period and nobody dared to touch it because the then British Dean of the institute was very strict. Since then the Stone inscriptions remained in dark and neglected.

Dr. Chatterjee suggests Amit to go to Dr. Chandra Rao, who might recover some facts from it. After a detailed study & interpretation of the stone inscription, Dr. Rao and Amit come to a conclusion that after a digging of approximately 45 feet near Warangal Jaruthu, some whimsical objects dating back to 600 BC can be discovered. But interestingly they become aware of the fact that few portions, which form the concluding part of stone inscription and contains the exact descriptive information about the object, is not traceable in the file. Amit is now surprised to realize that these are the very Stone inscriptions, which he has been searching for the last few months to complete his thesis.

The Stone inscriptions haunt Amit. He runs to meet Dr. Chatterjee and apprises him of the contents of the stone inscription. In turn, Dr. Chatterjee promises him to get the necessary departmental permission for digging sanctioned from the Directorate of Archaeology and Police as well. Permission for digging the site is granted after twenty days from the Ministry of culture, Directorate of Archaeology and relevant authorities with the following conditions:

  • Since the digging site is located near the national high-way, the digging time should be restricted in the night between 11:00 PM and 05:00 AM,
  • The digging operation has to be carried out only under the strict supervision of Assistant Police commissioner so as to prevent any untoward incident as the area fell under Naxalite-affected zone.
  • As the prescribed depth of the digging site is 45 feet, under no circumstances the digging operation should seize unless the reach the precise depth.  

 

Along with few other archaeologists Amit reaches the digging site at Warangal Jaruthu. All the facilities are provided to them. A team of laborers is arranged and the digging commences. The Sardar of the laborers performs Puja (as they usually practice it) at the site and the moment he lifts his shovel to hit the ground, a huge cobra springs out of the bush and vanishes after moving a few yards near another bush in the vicinity. They call it a bad omen and halt the digging but Amit convinces them by saying that these things are common in such a place where reptiles and insects are in abundance. Sardar and his workers start digging reluctantly. Till morning the laborers reach upto 15 feet and they take a break thereafter.

Dr. Chatterjee & Dr. Rao join Amit next day at Warangal Jaruthu accompanied by the journalists and public representatives to facilitate their work. The digging operation resumes at 11:00 PM on the second consecutive night. After reaching another 5 feet, the shovel of a worker hits a solid thing and the peculiar sound of shovel hitting a flinty, brings a fresh air of energy amidst the entire team. A large necklace made up of solid black-stone is discovered. However most of the team members are not very satisfied with the discovery but Dr. Rao instructs the team to continue the digging operation at the site. The miners reach upto another 10 feet deep, when all of a sudden blood starts oozing out with full force from the site and all the tools, clothes etc. of the laborers get bloodstained. They get panicked and refuse to work any more. Dr. Chatterjee tries to convince them by stating that the colour of the water that started oozing out from the site had turned red due to iron pigments present in the soil but the miners are adamant and they run away from the scene.

Since the digging operation cannot be stopped mid-way and another special team equipped with excavator etc. was required, the archaeologists immediately call for it from Secunderabad. The digging starts on the third consecutive night with help of the special team and mechanical contrivance but even after reaching 45 feet as interpreted by Dr. Rao, there seems to be no trace of discovery at the spot. Every one feels dejected. Dr. Rao, Dr. Chatterjee & Amit Decide to keep the operation on as they consider that all the other testimonies described in the stone inscription have been proved to be accurate and it’s quite possible that their conversion of measurement might have got deviated from the original depth due to their erroneous calculations. So, there is a definite possibility of discovering the object at a greater depth. The work resumes.

Further excavation of the next 10 feet leads to discovery of that very amazing object – solid black-stone statue of a boy around 12 years old in standing posture, waving his both the hands high in the air. The strange thing to notice about the statue is that the hand and footwebs are similar to those of the extinct avian creatures and a horizontal depression running across the shoulder of the statue. Further digging of another 5 feet yields no result and the operation seizes.

Under heavy police escort, the findings are brought to ASI – Secunderabad. Dr. Chatterjee wants to prepare a note on the statue and after a little formality in the ASI, the statue is shifted for one week’s time to his house, which is a huge bungalow in the ASI campus itself. The statue is placed on a table in his dining hall, which is semi-circular and well ventilated with French windows. Dr. Chatterjee retires for a short nap in the afternoon, he is tired. Dr. Rao, Amit and other archaeologist leave. The gloomy rays of the setting sun fall on the statue, which leads to a silent but strong magnetic discharge on its body. The sun sets on the horizon.

Ever since the discovery has been made, the infamous Tyagi who is an antique trader and has wide spread network all over India to procure rarities is restless to filch the statue. He works out a modus operandi and instructs his henchmen to steal the statue from Dr. Chatterjee’s house. In the night around 2:00 AM, his henchmen invade the house of Dr. Chatterjee and reach upto the statue. They pack it in a sack and move out without any disturbance.

Early next morning, Dr. Chatterjee comes near the main entrance of his house to collect the newspaper, which is usually pushed inside by the newspaper vendor through the slit on the door. He notices that there is no paper supplied today and when he turns back to lit his cigar; he is shocked further to realize that the statue has also vanished from its place. Almost immediately, the statue is discovered near the rear entrance of the ASI campus by the security guards amidst the henchmen of Kapil Tyagi are lying around in helpless condition with broken skulls and fractured limbs. It is obvious that someone has confronted with the gang with incredible strength and protected it from going out.

Cops are summoned and after minor formality, the statue is restored in the house of Dr. Chatterjee. After a while, Dr. Chatterjee leaves for the institute to meet the Dean and collect some photographs from the library to prepare a release on the statue and instructs the governess to lock the door safely from inside.

Chhaya is having her breakfast on the dining table. As usual she starts talking to her dolls including the statue. She talks to the statue and asks whether it would like to share her breakfast and taunts that being a stone object it could neither eat nor drink. Governess calls her to kitchen to collect a glass of milk. Chhaya goes to kitchen and gets her milk but when she comes back to the dining table, finds her breakfast is missing from the dishes. She starts searching for it, scolds her Pomeranian gently but there is no sign that the canine has consumed it. All of a sudden, she notices that there is a small piece of bread is sticking on the lips of the statue and to her utter surprise she realizes that it has stolen her breakfast. In a childish anger, she brings the glass of milk near statue’s lips and orders it to drink the milk too. Gradually the milk vanishes from the glass. She runs back to the governess and reports the matter. Governess ignores and laughs at Chhaya’s innocence.

Dr. Chatterjee comes back from the institute with Amit and Dr. Rao for lunch. Chhaya apprises of the statue’s behavior to her father and also to Dr. Rao, who is her most favourite. Dr. Chatterjee ignores but Dr. Rao has a second thought about it. They discuss the statue. Dr. Rao considers that the statue is somewhat anomalous from other statues of the contemporary period. Dr. Chatterjee tells Dr. Rao not to get carried away by frivolous thoughts – the heart should never rule the head.

The archaeologists are more confused because the details complied from the stone inscription determines that the statue is around 2500 years old and a typical style of art in designing the statues known as ‘Gandhar Art’ was prevalent in India during that era. Where as this statue is of a normal boy with deformed hand and foot digits with all the peculiarities of the ‘Gandhar Art’ missing in the statue. At the same time the question of accuracy of the stone inscription also does not arise because the location of the digging site had been guided by it so precisely with the help of magnetic intensity and inclination of the earth. Various questions arise in their mind the origin of the statue, the structure of the statue, the reason for the horizontal depression across the shoulder and deformation of the hand and the foot webs, the source of artists inspiration etc. etc. To verify the truth and determine the correct era the statue belongs to, they decide to go for a forensic test of the statue next day.

In the night, it’s drizzling. There is a very tight security around Dr. Chatterjee’s house. Suddenly the Pomeranian starts barking coarsely. The two special guards deputed to protect the statue open the main entrance and reach upto it to inspect. They are shocked to notice that a snake, milky white in colour is resting on the shoulder of the statue, fitting itself into the depression on the shoulder of the statue, which attracted the attention of the canine. The snake turns into stone and again becomes live. This repetition goes on for several times. One of the panicked guards takes out his pistol and fires at the snake. The reptile vanishes. Hearing the gunshot sound, governess and Dr. Chatterjee come running to find out the situation in the dinning hall. The guards narrate the whole incident to them in fumbling manner. Dr. Chatterjee ignores the guards and assuming they must be under the influence of sedatives, instructs them not to enter the house again; the governess is scared.

Next morning, Mr. Rao comes with the lab-technicians and they collect a powder sample by scratching near the ankle of the statue for chemical analysis. The technicians leave. The governess tells Mr. Rao of last night’s incident. Mr. Rao examines the depression on the shoulder of the statue where the guard had seen the snake resting. He is in a thoughtful mood. He needs explanation of the every unnatural event that has taken place after the digging commenced; right from the snake sprang out of the bush, blood oozed out from the digging site, the statue protecting itself from the brigands and it’s eating away Chhaya’s breakfast, the snake episode etc. etc.

Dr. Chatterjee is having his lunch with Dr. Rao when he receives a call from the Institute, which informs him that a Llama from a Gompa at Tibet named Stongsen Lama has arrived to meet him. He leaves along with Dr. Rao for the institute to see the Lama. Lama reveals that the statue discovered from Warangal Jaruthu is not an ordinary one but few pages from some old parchment stone inscription of the same period (which forms the last and concluding part of the original stone inscription and contained the exact descriptive information about the object), it is mentioned that a music disciple was converted into a stone figure following the misuse of his art. Stongsen Lama tells that these scriptures he received from another Lama in a Gompa at Tibet, who is now dead. The details of the structure of that statue are exactly similar to the statue now unearthed. He puts forth all the evidences he had. According to him, it is assumed that the statue had miraculous power because it was treated with ‘Tantra’, which was at its peak in the ancient India. Lama also says that he had heard of an antique stone-snake, which has a reference in the stone inscription and now being worshipped in a snake temple near Warangal Jaruthu. He promises to furnish more detail on it if so desired. Dr. Chatterjee laughs at Lama’s interpretation but keeps all the materials with him. He thanks Llama for the pain he took in bringing all those to him. Dr. Rao comes more close to Lama, as he also believed the statue to be of transcendental nature.

Dr. Chatterjee’s house. Chhaya, who is about to start lunch with her governess suddenly exchange looks after hearing a sobbing sound from the drawing room. They come running to the hall only to notice that tear droplets are trickling down the cheek of the statue. Governess gets scared and tries to contact Dr. Chatterjee over telephone and ask him to return right away. Getting back to the statue, they notice a little amount of plasma is clotted near the ankle of the statue where the lab-technician took the powder sample from. Slowly the tear droplets and blood clotting vanish. Chhaya cleans the bruise with cotton and applies antiseptic creams on the wound mark near the ankle of the statue.

Dr. Chatterjee returns to his house with Amit. The old governess insists on putting the statue back to the institute museum because it has created a lot of chaos in the house. Surrendering to her adamant demand, Dr. Chatterjee consults the Dean over telephone and ultimately they decide to put it back in the latest discovery section of the institute. The Institute authorities are summoned to his house and after a minor formality they take away the statue back to the institute and restore it in the latest discovery section. The security cover is lifted from Dr. Chatterjee’s house.

Kapil Tyagi – The antique trader and leader of the statue-smugglers plans his second attempt to steal the statue from the institute museum as soon as he comes to know that it has been shifted from Dr. Chatterjee’s house to the latest discovery section of the museum. Various students, media persons, journalists throng the Institute to witness the mysterious statue. It has become sensational news item ever since the discovery is made. The deputies of Tyagi come in disguise to be familiar with the escape routes of the museum. Journalists interview Dr. Chatterjee and want clarification regarding the series of supernatural events that had been happening right from commencement of the digging. He has no explanation but he is hopeful to get a breakthrough in this matter very soon.

The forensic test report comes. It is now confirmed that the statue is nearly 2500 years old. The question that puzzles them is why the peculiarities of the ‘Gandhar Art’ are missing in this statue.

In the night, the Tyagi gang equipped with all modern devices invades the museum after puncturing the security and central alarm system of the museum. They reach upto the statue but as they try to lift it, to their utter surprise they witness a huge white snake is resting on its shoulder. They try all possible stratagems but fail to steal the statue. Scared enough they plan to escape but immediately the severed alarm system comes into action and starts hooting ear splittingly. Cops nab them before they could escape but at the same time they notice that the statue is also missing from the latest discovery section of the museum.

It’s a chilled, mystic, wintry fullmoon-lit night. The moon shines in the firmament above after mild drizzle. Hooting noise of the owls come from a distance. Eerie noise of nocturnal creatures adds more to horrify the atmosphere. Dr. Chatterjee is restless on his bed; sleep is far, far away from his eyes. All at once, a silent but mystic flash of electric discharge blends with Dr. Chatterjee’s house. He is disturbed by the occurrence but ignores it. He is in a thoughtful mood. He gets up from his bed, lits the cigar, puts on the overcoat and hat, and comes out in lawn and starts walking from one end to another. He detects that so far they have been concentrating only on the statue, nothing but the statue, but what about the necklace? That has been overlooked by the entire team; neither has it been recorded in the entries nor did he himself pay any attention to it. It’s lying in the drawer of the table in his drawing room where the statue was kept before it was shifted to the museum. He stops walking in the lawn; looks at the moon fixedly for few moments and enters the house to collect the necklace. He reaches upto the drawer of the table in the drawing room, only to notice that the statue is placed on it as it was before shifting to the museum. He is shocked deeply but assuming Amit might have restored this in his absence he takes out the stone-necklace and comes to the lawn again.

Dr. Chatterjee is engrossed in deep thought, holds the necklace up in the air through which the lunar rays falls angularly on the body of the statue in the dining hall. He is amazed to notice a sudden change on the scars of the moon following some magnetic discharge on the necklace. The magnetic discharge that actually originates on the statue that goes unnoticed by him and he resumes walking in the lawn. Activated by the lunar rays reflected through the stone-necklace, the statue stats marching and moves out of the house in a mechanized pattern. Dr. Chatterjee realizes movement of some object as if someone is following him. The statue emerges suddenly from his left and holds his wrist firmly with jerk; the grip is so strong that he is unable to move and goes blank for a while. A sudden tornado encircles which lifts them to a height and disappears. The Pomeranian comes running after them, starts barking violently looking at the sky. Governess also comes out to console the dog but the dog is uncontrollable. She shouts for security guard’s help but stops. Realizing that the security cover was lifted when the statue was shifted to the museum, she moves back towards the house oblivious of the incident just happened. It starts drizzling again, eerie noise intensifies.

Dr. Chatterjee finds himself being taken away by the statue to an entirely metaphysical world, full of galaxies and extra terrestrial transparent structures of mountains, rivers and hazy structure. Flash of old happenings come in front of his eyes. Acharya Brahmadutt’s Ashram, Mata Gayatri, Gargi Kanya, Devbrata, Snake temple, Tantrik Sukantam and all the old atmospheres become alive for a while. Statue persuades him to relate himself with those characters and reminds him of his (Brahmadutt’s) old pronouncement of reviving Devbrata from stone figurine. Cops arrive in the morning to search Dr. Chatterjee’s residence following the statue’s sudden disappearance from the latest discovery section of the museum. They try to locate him but in vain. Governess, Dr. Rao and Amit are deeply worried and inform all the colleagues. Shortly it becomes clear that both the statue and Dr. Chatterjee is missing. An emergency meeting is called at the police headquarters to solve the mysterious vanishing act of the statue and Dr. Chatterjee. Next morning, leading newspapers carry the headline – “Eminent Archaeologist Dr. Dipankar Chatterjee decamps with the mysterious statue in the international market”.

Antique-trader Kapil Tyagi instructs Anjali to get to the root of the case. He feels that this must be a police ploy to mislead them. Amit and Dr. Rao team up and start exploration of the Stone inscriptions, computer files and Lama’s records afresh. They call in Lama and seek his help in getting the mystery solved. They are amazed to catch on Lama’s interpretation, Lama explains…

The sun rises. Entire city changes back to 2500 years old era. In a secluded jungle-side cottage near Kashi – Aniruddha’s wife expires while delivering a child. The family Purohit comes to Aniruddha who was organizing the last rites of the dead body, to tell him that the son born last night will also pass away at the age of fourteen years. As it was a typical case of ‘Maran Graha’ in his kundali, the death of the boy at that age is circumscribed. Learning the fate of his child, he falls down at Purohit’s feet and solicits a remedy for it. In reply, Purohit tells him that he could only predict the future; he was not a Tantrik or bestowed upon with super- natural endowment, but there is a possibility that Acharya Brahmadutt at an Ashram near Nalanda could do something about this. Purohit advises him to act accordingly and leaves for his meditational accomplishment.

 

After finishing his wife’s last rites, aggrieved Aniruddha proceeds for Nalanda with his new born. He walks for few hours, feels tired and sits under a huge Banyan tree to feed the baby. It’s peak of the summer, concluding that the climate and movement might harm the newborn baby, he plans to return. The words of the Purohit echoes in his heart that ‘the baby would die at the age of fourteen years’ – he forms opinion that if the baby has to die at fourteen years of age, then any adversity – be it climatic or attack from wild beasts or any things else, the boy will survive all. He resumes the journey.

 

Aniruddha arrives at Nalanda to Acharya Brahmadutt’s Ashram; it took him three months to reach there. He keeps the baby at Acharya’s feet who is meditating, Acharya suppresses him stating that he is well aware of all his problems; in fact he was apprised of his entire dilemma by cherubic expertise right from the moment when Aniruddha undertook the journey. Since ‘a person who is born has die’ – is a destined fact and no one in this world is empowered to go against the law of the divinity, he tells Aniruddha to disengage from further pleading but Aniruddha is adamant. Surrendering to Aniruddha’s untainted entreaty he states that although the death of his son was inevitable, he would not allow his soul to leave his body forever but all the otherwise distinctiveness of the dead body will be signified to the baby when he dies at the age of fourteen years. Aniruddha donates his son to Acharya and accepts Sanyaas with heavy heart.

 

Aryavarta…

Two classical vocalists dominating the cultural arena, - Mata Gayatri (Brahmadutt’s wife) and the other is Sukantam – handsome young charming personality with equally matching discernment. They always vied for the supremacy but Mata Gayatri remained on the highest position. Frustrated Sukantam tries the ultimate by offering his recital at a secret geometrical location to please the reigning Kinnari and be blessed with supremacy.

On the auspicious stormy night of Ashadha Purnima, in an isolated island of a bay, the Angelic classical vocalist Sukantam who has attained heights in reciting the raga – Megh Malhar, is offering his saadhana to the Kinnari of the raga. When the recital reaches the peak, the clusters of clouds converge together and gradually take the shape of Kinnari with a lotus in her hand. Pleased immensely by his singing, she appears in front of Sukantam & promises to grant any wish of the singer. Obsessed by the divine and enticing beauty of the goddess, Sukantam gets so perplexed that he proposes to marry her. The indecent proposal infuriates the goddess, so much so that she starts cursing the singer. Kinnari’s curse disfigures his face and makes him hunch back, not only that she also pronounces that the singer won’t be able to vocalize through out his life. Goddess vanishes in the expanse of space. Scared Sukantam faints and falls on the ground. It starts drizzling.

Sukantam gains consciousness only in the morning when depressing rays of the rising sun falls on his face. He comes near the shore to wash his face. The pleasant colourful coral reef in the crystal clear water creates a mystified ambience. When he bends to sit near it, he shouts in deep mental agony after seeing his reflection in the water. He tries to sing but he is shocked by the coarse intonation. He faints and falls down on the ground again.

To get back the original body and also the signing ability, the singer seeks help of a Tantrik at Kamrupa (now Assam) by serving sincerely for eight years. The Tantrik in turn edifies him few lessons and advised him that to regain his old charm and personality he will have to get hold of an ICHHADHARI NAAG and then convert the mechanism of its ability to take the shape of any creature with the help of the edification. Thus he will be able to get back the old personality by owning the mechanism. About being able to sing again, he instructs him to identify an equally perfect singer and to perform the same recital at the same old island of the bay on the forthcoming Ashadha Purnima night, which would attract the Kinnari. The singing ability could be regained by forcing her to renounce the curse when she is entrapped.

Sukantam leaves in search for these two entities. Devbrata (Aniruddha’s son), the mischievous disciple of Acharya slips out from the Yoga session and joins Mata Gayatri who is practicing Raga Bhairavi. Devbrata also starts singing and he is totally engrossed, as he has also attained heights in vocals. Gargi, Brahmbhutt’s daughter enters quietly and forcibly manages to pull Devbrata out from singing they move out through a secret path towards the annual snake fare being held on the occasion of Naagpanchami.

 

Sukantam knew about the singing abilities of Mata Gayatri. He wants now to abduct her and take her to the island on Ashadha Purnima night. During the course of his search for a singer, he comes to know about the signing abilities of Devbrata, too. He considers it easier to abduct Devbrata than Mata Gayatri and changes his plan accordingly. Oblivious of the fact that Devbrata has just moved out of the Ashram with Gargi, Singer-turned-tantrik Sukantam tries to enter the Ashram for Devbrata but stopped near the gate by the Rakshi (gatekeeper). He gets annoyed and transfigures the Rakshi into a canine. Chanting of Vedic stutis in large chorus is heard in the background. Sukantam enters the Ashram in disguise. Noticing that Devbrata is nowhere in the Ashram, he advances for the snake temple to entrap the Ichhadhari Naag.

Snake temple. Numerous snakes of varied genus are hanging from the branches of a barren tree in the courtyard. Reflection if the morning sun on the snakeskin effect. The Poojari comes out from the sanctum sanctorum and puts a demarcation around a mound near the barren tree to prevent devotees from entering it. After a while, a king cobra, otherwise known as Ichhadhari Naag, comes out from the pit of the mound and accepts offering from the Poojari. Sukantam locates himself near the temple, stares at the Naag and creates sibilant sound to trap it. The reptile rattles and slowly moves towards him but not be attracted beyond the demarcation laid down by the Poojari. Annoyed Sukantam leaves but returns immediately and places himself right in front of Devbrata who is keenly watching the Ichhadhari Naag. Sukantam looks straight into his eyes and gives command in a non-verbal manner.

Late in the night, Mata Gayatri realizes that a shadow is moving out of the Ashram through the secret path and heading for the abandoned crematorium. She follows it and surprised to understand that is none other than Devbrata. Hypnotized Devbrata reaches the crematorium. Sukantam is performing arcane acts to please the Satans, who are physically present over there surrounding him. He invites Devbrata, makes him sit on a mound nearby and performs some weird acts on him. He says that now Devbrata is competent enough to help him in the forth-coming Ashadha Purnima operation to attract the Kinnari on the Island.

In a Soporific state of mind Devbrata returns, Mata Gayatri follows him back to the Ashram. Next morning, Acharya Brahmadutt and Mata Gayatri summon Devbrata. Acharya tells him that he could see the fate of Devbrata and although the destiny has something else in store for him, he warns him to keep aloof from Sukantam.

The Ashadha Purnima night approaches. It’s a stormy, cloudburst night. Attracted by the ‘Tantra’ of Sukantam, Devbrata moves towards the island where the Kinnari has to be attracted. Knowing the disappearance of Devbrata, Brahmadutt runs to protect him but Sukantam arrests him in a Cave nearby. He forces Devbrata to sing Megh Malhar. Devils protect them in action. The Kinnari on front of Devbrata & Sukantam captivates her instantly. Devbrata returns.

Enraged Acharya Brahmadutt also returns to the Ashram and summons Devbrata. He tells him about the sin he has committed by way of misusing his art of singing and helping Sukantam in making the goddess captive. Acharya tells him not to show his face till he performs ‘Prayaschitta” by getting the goddess released from the clutches of Sukantam. Since Sukantam wanted to marry her he must have kept her in captive in human form some where on the earth only. Mata Gayatri tries to stop him but he runs away from the Ashram.

There is no trace of Devbrata. Exactly before five years he had left. After ten days he will turn fourteen. Acharya Brahmadutt’s face is clear indication of worries, he falls sick suddenly. Mata Gayatri consoles him.

Twilight on the banks of Venu-Sarovar, Devbrata is sitting under a huge Banyan tree. He knows about his end. He thinks that a fervent search for the goddess for so many years has yielded no results. What‘s the use of his life? If he has to die after ten days, why not now? It’s better to sacrifice his life in ‘Jal-Samadhi’.

At once, he notices that at the other side of the lake, there is a lady trying to pluck a lotus in deep water but she is unable to reach up to it. He jumps in the water and somehow manages to pluck the lotus. He takes it to her and she thankfully accepts the lotus. Looking at her, he notices that she is in extremely pathetic state. When asked about her identity near the isolated Sarovar, she could only recollect that a Tantrik has made her captive who tortures her frequently with the help of Satans and who wants to get her married. But the Tantrik is unable to do so since she is protected by invincible powers. Devbrata feels that perhaps he has come to the end of the mission.  She asks Devbrata if she could do something for him. In reply he requests for some food as he had been without meal for last seven days. She takes him in motherly embrace and brings him to her hut. He gobbles up few fruits hurriedly. After he finishes eating, she warns him to leave immediately but Devbrata is mentally determined to get the goddess released from the clutches of the Tantrik. He leaves the cottage but hides himself in a bush nearby.

 

Mid-night. Ferocious Sukantam enters the territory with full satanic supports. He detects Devbrata and pretends to welcome him. The wicked tries to convince Devbrata by saying that he too wants to release the goddess and win her by becoming a true devotee. He states that the Kinnari can be released by throwing Tantra-treated water on her body but the only hitch is who ever performs the act would become a stone-statue.

Ailing Acharya Brahmadutt comes to know about the facts. He reaches Venu-Sarovar through transformation of soul. He stations himself in a nearby cave & styles a necklace, which is treated by and lunar rays. Tantrik Sukantam comes to know about his presence & once again he arrests him in the very cave. Since Acharya bodily could not move the cave, he transmits message to Devbrata and Advises him to release the goddess by throwing the treated-water as he was able to revive him by putting a treated necklace around his neck, when the first rays of the rising sun fall on his body the next morning.

Sukantam is ready with the treated water; he hands it over to Devbrata. Suddenly the Ichhadhari Naag appears in the cave being attracted by the Acharya. Worried about his own security, he instructs the reptile to take the necklace to Devbrata and put it around his neck immediately. The reptile moves towards Devbrata with the necklace carrying on its hood. Sukantam doesn’t permit the snake to enter. He gets irritated; violently he pulls out a bunch of his hair-locks and throws up high in the air. It converts into numerous vultures that come sharply to attack the snake. Snake falls on the Devbrata’s shoulder, the necklace falls a part. In anger the snake bites Sukantam. Sukantam Dies. But then Devbrata has already extended his arms high in the air to throw the water on the goddess.  The snake jumps on his shoulder to stop him from throwing the Tantra-treated water. Vultures continue their attack on the snake. The goddess is released as soon as the water falls on her body, Devbrata and the snake resting on his shoulder turn into stone. In vengeance, the goddess brings a massive landslide: entire region goes deep into the mother earth.

…….Dr. Chatterjee lies unconscious with the stone necklace in his hand on the rocky seashore. The statue is placed at a distance. The sun rises. Gradually Dr. Chattered gets back his consciousness and looks at the statue. Whole universe starts whirling in the pool of seven colours. The sea is suddenly high tide. Dr. Chatterjee drags himself along the shore and tries to put the necklace on the neck of the statue. But Tyagi’s henchmen arrest him in a nearby cave as he hides the necklace skilfully by throwing it in a crater. A chopper appears on the horizon, speeding towards the statue, lifts the statue and disappears in the high sky.

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