Pratab watches his man go and inform the Panch about Shiv’s decision.
In the room, Ganga recalls how Shiv had freed her, but her care about Radhika.
There, Jhumki escorts Radhika to her room. Radhika asks about Ganga’s whereabouts. Jhumki tells Radhika to let Ganga leave, she isn’t her mother. Radhika was sure Ganga won’t leave. Jhumki says Ganga isn’t going to stay here for long. They hear Panch calling Shiv outside.
Shiv and family come out to answer the Panch’s call. One of the Panch inquires him about breaking his marriage with Ganga before the ultimatum. He announces that they have decided he must be… Ganga stops them from announcing a punishment and stood behind Shiv in veiled attire of Shiv’s wife. Radhika cheers and comes to hug Ganga as she was still here. Ganga assures Radhika she won’t leave Radhika and go anywhere else. The Panch asks Shiv about the real matter. Shiv takes Ganga inside to speak to her for a while. Inside, he asks why she is giving Radhika the false hope. They have learnt to live alone, he won’t her play with Radhika’s emotions anymore. Radhika hears this. Shiv says he must tell Radhika that any relations forced on a person are a prison. Ganga puts her veil again and goes outside. She speaks to the Panch that she doesn’t know who brought them the news about her and Shiv’s marriage breakage. They can all see she is living here with Shiv, going against the orders is out of question. The Panch announces they would want to know their opinion after one month. Riya cheerfully comes to thank Ganga. Ganga nods at her. Radhika comes to hug Ganga again and takes her inside to speak to her.
Ganga speaks to Radhika in her room then helps her lay on the bed. Dai Maa was taking milk for Radhika. Shiv takes the milk from her. In the room, Ganga was massaging Radhika’s head as she was sleeping beside her. Shiv enters to place the glass of milk there and turns to leave. Ganga follows Shiv outside and says he must be wondering why she agreed to stay here. She clarifies its because of Sagar she agreed to stay here. If Sagar wished so, be it. There is another reason to stay here, Radhika. Radhika has called her a mother, she would be her mother. She won’t bring anymore disgrace to Shiv, but won’t ever be his wife. She wish Shiv never tries to cross the distance between them, this isn’t a condition but a request. Shiv accepts the limitation and leaves. Jhumki comes to Ganga asking how Shiv compelled her for all this. Ganga says it was her decision to wear this mangal sooter. Jhumki says Shiv had brought Radhika to the railway station to melt Ganga. She also considers Sagar’s promise as fake as well. Ganga slaps Jhumki as she was speaking much against Shiv.
The next morning, Shiv tells Savitri about a proposal for Aashi. He shares with her about a tradition to give jewelry if the proposal if fixed. Ganga comes outside. Shiv asks her to come along them as it’s about Aashi’s proposal. Ganga agrees to go.
At groom’s house, Ganga wants to go to washroom. She hears the guy arguing to his brother that he doesn’t want to marry that girl. She doesn’t hold a good past. His brother forces him to come along. Ganga stood outside, she clarifies whatever he has heard is right. Many people in the village know that Aashi liked a boy and trusted him, resultantly she was betrayed. Shiv comes there and hears Ganga speaking. Ganga said Aashi is really innocent, she was in search of true love. Ganga says its better to marry a girl with golden heart than to marry some total stranger. She compels him to speak to Aashi, he would realize she is understanding and respects relations. The boy was thoughtful and nods at his brother.
Ganga turns to Shiv who nods at her approvingly.