Harischandra was waiting for the woman and hoping that she would
return with the cremation fees for burning her son's body. Now he had to agree to put her
to death as ordered by his master. He led her to the gallows stone and told her to offer
her last prayers to her God. He did not attempt to find out who the woman was. He did not
need it. In her present state, he could never have recognized her.
Chandramati squatted on the ground, closed her eyes and prayed to God. She remembered
her 'Guru' Vasishta and offered to him her salutation. Then she looked up at the sky and
said: "Let Harischandra, grow immortal through his truthfulness. Let his name last
till the sun and moon last. Let the dead son come back to life. Let the lord of the land,
Vishwamitra, become immortal. This is my last wish. Now you may strike the blow."