सङ्कर्षणमनुज्ञाप्य यदुराजं च शत्रुहन् ।
सूतोपनीतं स्वरथमारुहद् गरुडध्वजम् ॥ १३ ॥
yadu-rājaṁ ca śatru-han
nirgamayya — making go; avarodhān — wives; svān — His; sa — with; sutān — their sons; sa — with; paricchadān — their baggage; saṅkarṣaṇam — Lord Balarāma; anujñāpya — taking leave of; yadu-rājam — the King of the Yadus (Ugrasena); ca — and; śatru-han — O killer of enemies (Parīkṣit); sūta — by His driver; upanītam — brought; sva — His; ratham — chariot; āruhat — He mounted; garuḍa — of Garuḍa; dhvajam — whose flag.
O slayer of enemies, after He had arranged for the departure of His wives, children and baggage and taken leave of Lord Saṅkarṣaṇa and King Ugrasena, Lord Kṛṣṇa mounted His chariot, which had been brought by His driver. It flew a flag marked with the emblem of Garuḍa.
Having accepted Uddhava’s proposal, Lord Kṛṣṇa first proceeded with His wives, family and entourage to the royal city of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pāṇḍavas. The rest of this chapter describes Lord Kṛṣṇa’s journey to that city and how He was received there by His loving devotees. In Indraprastha Lord Kṛṣṇa explained to the Pāṇḍavas His plan to first kill Jarāsandha and then perform the Rājasūya sacrifice, and with their full agreement He proceeded, with Bhīmasena, to settle accounts with the wicked king.
Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura explains that Lord Kṛṣṇa’s wives had also been invited to the Rājasūya sacrifice and were eager to go. The description of the colorful royal procession begins with the following verse.