After they've run a while, they stop, and return w/ WWF officials, forest rangers and others.
In the meantime, Devasena is browsing the net on her iPad, and comes across many incidents of the California Mountain Lion. She realizes that the mountain lion being used by Durga was probably the same species, and confirms it after she does the check.
She then goes to the WWF officials and tells them - look, this animal is a mountain lion, and as you know from the incidents in California (of them attacking joggers in almost suburban areas), there are plenty of them and they are not endangered. The WWF officials disagree w/ her, and tell her that for the protection of the species, no species is ever taken off the endangered list.
Parvati gets furious to hear this, and at her command, Ganesh goes on his rat, takes a huge form and from CA, goes and gathers all the mountain lions there are in the world that he can find. Ganesh sucks them all up w/ his trunk and drops them where they are. Parvati laughs @ them and tells them - let's add WWF to the endangered species list, since there won't be any of you left once the endangered species are done w/ you.
The WWF officials panic, and start to flee. However, most of them are caught and killed by the mountain lions. Asoka catches hold of Kartikeya and hides behind him, while Nahusha starts to flee. A bunch of the lions chase him. While running, he takes a leap to cross a ravine, and at the end of his jump, he lands on Agastya, foot first, giving the sage the impression that he kicked him. A furious Agastya says 'sarpa, sarpa' and turns Nahusha into a snake.
Now, as luck would have it, Nahusha was turned into an anaconda, and his fortunes changed. He turned back, and now, it was the turn of the mountain lions to flee him. But Nahusha was too quick for them, and before they knew it, all the mountain lions were eaten. Nahusha headed for Ma Durga's lion, but Ma Durga took a huge form and threatened him, and Nahusha backed out.
Nahusha then turns his attention to Nagraj, who's somewhat loosened his grip on Shiva's neck. Kartikeya goes to Nahusha and gives him the idea to go after Indra. Nahusha does that, and goes to Devalok, and captures Indra, Agni, Surya, Vayu, Vishwakarma, Kama, Varuna and all others and in no time, has all of them locked in his coils.
Sachi comes out and begs Nahusha to spare the devas. Nahusha agrees, but only on condition that Sachi surrender and submit to him. Asoka, who's watching this from Kailash, asks Parvati - Mom, this
is who you wanted me to marry?
Parvati is stunned.
Sachi in the meantime is livid at Nahusha for even suggesting it. But Nahusha laughs, and tells her that look, I'm a snake and you are a devi, so don't worry about anything happening. Besides, your husband shamelessly goes after married women like Ahalya, breaks tapasya of rishis as well as Kartikeya, and steals ashwamedha horses of rulers just out of envy. So don't put on the charade about him being an embodiment of righteousness. He deserves to have an equally characterless wife. Right now, by being pure, you are unworthy of him. Get tainted, and you will be worth him.
Sachi refuses, so Nahusa tightens his grip on Indra and the other devas. Seeing that, the other wives of the devas - Sanjna, Rati, Varuni, et al start putting pressure on Sachi to agree to Nahusha's terms. Sachi agrees, and asks Nahusha to come and meet her in Garuda's abode.
Nahusha visits Garuda's place, where Sachi is there in the company of Parashurama & Garuda. Garuda salivates at seeing such a huge, delicious portion, and Sachi tells him - Kill him, and I'll cook him into any preparation you want. Garuda tells her that he wants Snake Kiev - you know how to make chicken Kiev, just make the same thing, w/ snake meat, instead of chicken. Sachi agrees, but tells him to first get her Nahusha's meat.
A huge battle ensures b/w Nahusha & Garuda, in which the latter manages to wear him down. Shiva's Nagraj, who was furious at his supremacy of the snakes being challenged by Nahusha, goes and bites him. His snake bite totally destroys Nahusha's serpentile qualities, and Nahusha returns to his old form. Parvati comes and slaps him for cheating on her daughter.
Nahusha: Cheat on your daughter? We're not even married - we have an open relationship.
Parvati: What is an open relationship?
Nahusha: It's an arrangement where we show ourselves as a couple in public, but are in fact free to date anyone we like. Each of us. Asoka really has a ball in seeing millions of men & devas salivate over her, w/o actually satisfying them, while I...
Parvati: Shut up! This arrangement has got to end
Asoka: Mom, no. You saw how he went after Sachi - bhaiyya's MIL. Why would I even dream of competing w/ her? It's better that we both cheat on each other w/ each other's consent.
Parvati: No, you may not see him any more. We'll explore for you another husband.
Kartikeya: Actually, mom, I'd really appreciate if you started paying attention to my marriage.
Ganesh: No, mom, I want to get married first.
Asoka: Mom, let either of them marry first - I want to take a complete break from MEN!!!
Parvati now has a new headache, and lets go of Asoka