By this time, Varuna's ritual was also complete. On Vandin's request, Varuna bade the sages and Brahmaṇas farewell and brought them to surface. Ashtavakra worshipped his father and was in turn praised byall the freed sages. Kahola was extremely pleased with his son. Kahola returned to his aśrama with Ashtavakra and Shvetaketu. In the presence of Sujata, Kaholaasked Ashtavakra to bathe in the river Samanga. When Ashtavakra entered the river, all his crooked limbs became straight.