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antah-purantara-carim anihatya bandhun
tvam udvahe katham iti pravadamy upayam
purve-dyur asti mahati kula-deva-yatra
yasyam bahir nava-vadhur girijam upeyat
Since I will be staying within the inner chambers of the palace, You may wonder, “How can I carry you away without killing some of your relatives?” But I shall tell You a way: On the day before the marriage there is a grand procession to honor the royal family’s deity, and in this procession the new bride goes outside the city to visit Goddess Girija.
Clever Rukmini anticipated a possible objection on the part of Sri Krsna. He certainly would not object to subduing rascals like Sisupala and Jarasandha, but He might be reluctant to injure or kill Rukmini’s relatives, some of whom might block His way to the palace’s inner sanctum, where the women were protected. The procession to or from the temple of Girija (Durga) would provide the perfect opportunity for Krsna to kidnap Rukmini without harming her relatives.