Lord is Ever Ready to Change his Plan for Devotees

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.71.13 - Lord is Ever Ready to Change his Plan for Devotees (download mp3)
by Chaitanya Lila Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.71.13
nirgamayyavarodhan svan
 sa-sutan sa-paricchadan
sankarsanam anuj├▒apya
 yadu-rajam ca satru-han
sutopanitam sva-ratham
 aruhad garuda-dhvajam

O slayer of enemies, after He had arranged for the departure of His wives, children and baggage and taken leave of Lord Sankarsana and King Ugrasena, Lord Krsna mounted His chariot, which had been brought by His driver. It flew a flag marked with the emblem of Garuda.

Having accepted Uddhava’s proposal, Lord Krsna first proceeded with His wives, family and entourage to the royal city of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas. The rest of this chapter describes Lord Krsna’s journey to that city and how He was received there by His loving devotees. In Indraprastha Lord Krsna explained to the Pandavas His plan to first kill Jarasandha and then perform the Rajasuya sacrifice, and with their full agreement He proceeded, with Bhimasena, to settle accounts with the wicked king.

Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura explains that Lord Krsna’s wives had also been invited to the Rajasuya sacrifice and were eager to go. The description of the colorful royal procession begins with the following verse.