सा चानुध्यायती सम्यङ्मुकुन्दचरणाम्बुजम् ॥ ४० ॥
यतवाङ्मातृभि: सार्धं सखीभि: परिवारिता ।
गुप्ता राजभटै: शूरै: सन्नद्धैरुद्यतायुधै: ।
मृदङ्गशङ्खपणवास्तूर्यभेर्यश्च जघ्निरे ॥ ४१ ॥
sā cānudhyāyatī samyaṅ
guptā rāja-bhaṭaiḥ śūraiḥ
tūrya-bheryaś ca jaghnire
padbhyām — on foot; viniryayau — went out; draṣṭum — in order to see; bhavānyāḥ — of mother Bhavānī; pāda-pallavam — the lotus-petal feet; sā — she; ca — and; anudhyāyatī — meditating; samyak — totally; mukunda — of Kṛṣṇa; caraṇa-ambujam — on the lotus feet; yata-vāk — maintaining silence; mātṛbhiḥ — by her mothers; sārdham — accompanied; sakhībhiḥ — by her female companions; parivāritā — surrounded; guptā — guarded; rāja — of the King; bhaṭaiḥ — by soldiers; śūraiḥ — valiant; sannaddhaiḥ — armed and ready; udyata — upraised; āyudhaiḥ — with weapons; mṛdaṅga-śaṅkha-paṇavāḥ — clay drums, conchshells and side drums; tūrya — wind instruments; bheryaḥ — horns; ca — and; jaghnire — played.
Rukmiṇī silently went out on foot to see the lotus feet of the deity Bhavānī. Accompanied by her mothers and girlfriends and protected by the King’s valiant soldiers, who held their upraised weapons at the ready, she simply absorbed her mind in the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa. And all the while mṛdaṅgas, conchshells, paṇavas, horns and other instruments resounded.