evam vasan grhe kalam
virakto nyasam asthitah
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
In this way he passed his life in household affairs for some time, but then he became detached from material enjoyment. To renounce material association, he accepted the vanaprastha order and went to the forest. His devoted wives followed him, for they had no shelter other than their husband.