Scene 2

(Several days later, before Kumara returns home, he meets his enemy, Narada.)

NARADA: O Kumara, everything is finished.

KUMARA: What is finished?

NARADA: Finished. Your brother, Ganapati, has got married.

KUMARA: How? When? How did he reach our father before me? Has he gone around the world?

NARADA: Well, I do not know about that. But I can tell you that I have just come from your house, where I saw that he has two most beautiful girls as his wives.

KUMARA: Two? He has married two?

NARADA: Yes. Your parents are so pleased with him, so proud of him. Instead of one, they have brought him two beautiful, most beautiful girls. I don’t know. When you get married, I doubt that you will get as beautiful a girl for yourself.

KUMARA: Two wives? Two beautiful wives? I can’t believe you!

NARADA: If you do not believe me, you can go and see for yourself. You are very near your house.

KUMARA: Unbelievable! Unthinkable! My parents, my own parents have deceived me! Let me go and see.