Srimad Bhagavatam 11.31.14-18 - The Fatricidal War amongst Yadu did it Actually Happen (download mp3)
by Akinchan Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
ya etāṁ prātar utthāya
kṛṣṇasya padavīṁ parām
prayataḥ kīrtayed bhaktyā
tām evāpnoty anuttamām
Anyone who regularly rises early in the morning and carefully chants with devotion the glories of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s transcendental disappearance and His return to His own abode will certainly achieve that same supreme destination.
dāruko dvārakām etya
patitvā caraṇāv asrair
As soon as Dāruka reached Dvārakā, he threw himself at the feet of Vasudeva and Ugrasena and drenched their feet with his tears, lamenting the loss of Lord Kṛṣṇa.
kathayām āsa nidhanaṁ
vṛṣṇīnāṁ kṛtsnaśo nṛpa
tatra sma tvaritā jagmuḥ
vyasavaḥ śerate yatra
jñātayo ghnanta ānanam
Dāruka delivered the account of the total destruction of the Vṛṣṇis, and upon hearing this, O Parīkṣit, the people became deeply distraught in their hearts and stunned with sorrow. Feeling the overwhelming pain of separation from Kṛṣṇa, they struck their own faces while hurrying to the place where their relatives lay dead.
devakī rohiṇī caiva
vasudevas tathā sutau
śokārtā vijahuḥ smṛtim
When Devakī, Rohiṇī and Vasudeva could not find their sons, Kṛṣṇa and Rāma, they lost consciousness out of anguish.
According to Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura, the original Devakī, Rohiṇī and other ladies of Dvārakā actually remained in Dvārakā, invisible to the eyes of the material world, whereas the demigods who represented partial aspects of Devakī, Rohiṇī and so on went to Prabhāsa to see their dead relatives.