A village is in the throes of agony, as they face drought year after year. Ten years have passed by and it is decided that a yagna should be performed to appease Indra, the God of Rain. Paravasu is made the mahapurohit for the yagna. This makes both his cousin Yavakri and father Rishi Raibhya jealous. Both want to take revenge against him. The opportunity comes when Paravasu abandons his family to devote seven years of his life to the yagna. This leaves his wife, Vishaka extremely lonely and vulnerable to the schemes of Yavakri and her father-in-law Rishi Raibhya. Yavakri seduces Vishaka to distract Paravasu from his yagna. When Raibhya finds out about Yavakri's plan, he invokes a demon, Rakshasa to kill him. In this battle of the wits, Vishaka manages to turn the tables on them. In the meantime Paravasu's younger brother, Arvasm falls in love with a tribal girl Nittilai. He's prepared to risk the wrath of society by marrying outside his Brahmin caste. This love story is instrumental in bringing salvation to the land.