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SB 1.10 - Kṛṣṇa prepares to depart for Dvārakā

Kṛṣṇa resided at Hastināpura for a few months to pacify His relatives and please His sister, Subhadrā. After the battle of Kurukṣetra, Kṛṣṇa was to start for Dvārakā but to oblige Yudhiṣṭhira and to show mercy to Bhīṣma, He stayed at Hastināpura. He stayed there to pacify the aggrieved king and to please Subhadrā, who had lost her son Abhimanyu.

After the king gave permission to depart, the Lord offered Yudhiṣṭhira respects by bowing down at his feet, embraced Bhīma and Arjuna who were of the same age as He, and received obeisances from Nakula and Sahadeva, who were younger than Him. The Lord takes pleasure when His devotees accept Him as less important in terms of love. At that time Subhadrā, Draupadī, Gāndhārī, Dhṛtarāṣṭra and others nearly fainted because it was impossible for them to bear separation from Lord Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is very attractive to all living beings and especially to His devotees. When He left Vraja, all the Vrajavāsīs felt great shock throughout their lives. All devotees of the Lord who have contacted Him by direct communion or otherwise can never leave Him for a moment. That is the attitude of the pure devotee.