सन्निवर्त्य दृढं स्निग्धान् प्रायात्स्वनगरीं प्रियै: ॥ ३३ ॥
sannivartya dṛḍhaṁ snigdhān
prāyāt sva-nagarīṁ priyaiḥ
atha — thus; dūrāgatān — having accompanied Him for a long distance; śauriḥ — Lord Kṛṣṇa; kauravān — the Pāṇḍavas; virahāturān — overwhelmed by a sense of separation; sannivartya — politely persuaded; dṛḍham — determined; snigdhān — full of affection; prāyāt — proceeded; sva-nagarīm — towards His own city (Dvārakā); priyaiḥ — with dear companions.
Out of profound affection for Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Pāṇḍavas, who were of the Kuru dynasty, accompanied Him a considerable distance to see Him off. They were overwhelmed with the thought of future separation. The Lord, however, persuaded them to return home, and He proceeded towards Dvārakā with His dear companions.