As planned earlier in consultation with Shakuni, Duryodhana meets Kunti and falls at her feet. He pretends to be contrite and wants to know where the Pandavas are so that he could bring and return back the kingdom to them. As Kunti doesn't know Pandavas' whereabouts, she tells him that they should wait till the Pandavas return back after one year. Duryodhana tells her that she should trust him, and Vidura who has joined them says he trusts Duryodhana. He tells Duryodhana that the Pandavas are in Maya Desha. Duryodhana then guffaws and lets out his intention of sending the Pandavas to exile for another twelve years. Vidura then tells Duryodhana that he never trusted him and that there was no place called Maya Desa. Duryodhana goes away angrily.
Narada meets Indra at Indraloka and asks what he has decided to do with Narakasura. Indra expresses his helplessness without the help of Krishna who is presently in the human world. Just then, Krishna arrives with Bhama. Bhama wants the Parijata tree and Indra promises to give the tree in return for Krishna's help in vanquishing Narakasura. Krishna reminds Indra that he should not go back on his word once the job is done.