After the mourning period is over, Krishna leads Yudhishthir to the throne. Yudhishthir crowns Bheem the Yuvraj and appoints Vidur as the Prime Minister of Hastinapur. Arjun is made the commander of the army.
With the Kurukshetra war over, the Pandavas visit Dhritarashtra, who coldly embraces Yudhishthir. Dhritarashtra then moves forward to embrace Bheem, but Krishna tells Bheem to put an iron statue in his place. Dhritarashtra hugs and crushes the statue.
Duryodhan commands Ashwathama, the new commander-in-chief, to kill the Pandavas. Ashwathama, Kripacharya and Krit Verma arrive at the Pandava camp in the middle of the night as Dhristadyum and Draupadi's five sons are sleeping.
Kunti visits the battlefield in the middle of the night to grieve over the dead body of her son Karna. Yudhisthir finds her and learns that Karna was her brother. “Had I known, I wouldn't have fought this war,” says Yudhisthir.
The battle between Karna and Arjun begins. Karna sends a dazzling arrow, which spits fire towards Arjun. Krishna presses Arjun's chariot five fingers deep in the mud, so that the shaft misses his head and only strikes his crown.
On the battlefield Arjun tells Krishna to take his chariot to Jayadhrath. "There is a wall of Kaurav army between you and Jayadhrath" says Krishna." I have to break the wall to complete my oath," declares Arjun. Krishna is amused.
Arjun kills Susarama, the Trigatha Chief, and returns to the Pandava camp. He learns about Abhimanyu's death and discovers that Jayadhrath was the main cause of his son's death. Arjun vows to kill Jayadhrath before sunset the next day.
Yudhisthir learns about Drona's plan to arrange the Kaurav forces in the Chakra-Vyuha. Unfortunately, Yudhisthir cannot depend on Arjun, for Susarama has lured him away from the battlefield, but Arjun's son, Abhimanyu offers his assistance.
Drona decides to arrange his focuses in a “Chakra – Vyuha,” which is a battle arrangement that only Arjun can penetrate and emerge from. The Trigartha Chief Susarama is asked to assist the Kauravas in their plan to capture Yudhisthir.
The Kaurav warriors sit in council and decide to have Drona capture Yudhisthir alive. Duryodhan says,“I will end the war when Yudhisthir is in our hands." Drona agrees to the plan after Duryodhan promises that Yudhisthir would not be sentenced to death.
On the tenth day of battle, Arjun positions Shikhandi in front of him and attacks Bheeshma. As Arjun's arrows pierce his body, Bheeshma smiles. Bheeshma's shield is cut into pieces by Arjun's arrows and he falls onto the ground.
The Pandavas are faced with a huge problem, victory continues to elude them. They were blessed by Bheeshma to achieve victory but they could only achieve victory after they kill Bheeshma and Bheeshma could not be killed unless he willed himself to die.
During the afternoon of the first day of battle, Abhimanyu attacks grand sire Bheeshma and brings down his chariot's flag. The Kauravas warriors retaliate with a combined attack on the youthful warrior. Bheeshma's chariot continues to create havoc.
The battle is about to begin, but Yudhisthir removes his armour, puts down his weapons, and descends from his chariot. The Pandavas and the Kauravas forces look with amazement as he proceeds on foot towards the Kaurava camp..
Krishna says to Arjun, “I am birthless and changeless. I am the Lord. I take birth through the power of my Maya”. Unable to satisfy Arjun's hopeless conscience, Krishna grants divine eyesight to Arjun and stuns him with his “Viraat Roop” .
Krishna tells Arjun to seek Goddess Durga's blessings for winning the war. Arjun prays to the Goddess. She tells him, “ Wherever there is righteousness there is Krishna, and wherever there is Krishna, there is victory.”
All the warriors expect Balram and Rukhmi (Rukmani's brother) move toward the battelfield. Balram remains neutral and both parties deny Rukhmi's help. Duryodhan tricks Salya into joining the Kaurava army.
Yudhishtir holds a meeting and Drishtadyum is appointed Supreme Commander of the Pandora army. Drupad, Shikhandi, Bheem and the other prominent warriors take command of the various divisions. The stage is set for the Kurukshetra war.