Sage Visvamitra takes Ram and Laxman with him to the ashram where the demon, Tarka was not letting the sage to worship and mediate. On the way to the ashram, the trio come across a dense forest. When they enter the forest, Tarka tries to kill them. Ram kills Tarka. Tarka's sons Mareech and Subahu try to kill Ram and Laxman. Ram kills Subahu with a weapon given to him by Sage Visvamitra. He also shoots an arrow at Mareech and kills him. Mantra tries to instigate Kaikeyi against Ram but fails. Sage Visvamitra asks Ram and Laxman to come along with him to Mithila where King Janak had organised a swayamvar for his daugthter, Sita.