Bhishma finds the burnt weapons of the Pandavas in the ruined palace. He assumes that the Pandavas are no more. He returns to Hastinapur with the burnt weapons of the Pandavas and immerses them in the holy river, Ganga. The kingdom of Hastinapur grieves over the demise of the Pandavas. Bhishma decides to punish Duryodhan for his misdeeds. Vidura tells Bhishma that he had alerted Yudhisthir about Duryodhan and Shakuni's conspiracy, and the Pandavas might be alive. Arjun suggests his brothers to disguise as Brahmins.