Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 71, Text 44-45


SB 10.71.44-45

tarpayitva khandavena
 vahnim phalguna-samyutah
mocayitva mayam yena
 rajñe divya sabha krta
uvasa katicin masan
 rajñah priya-cikirsaya
viharan ratham aruhya
 phalgunena bhatair vrtah
Desiring to please King Yudhisthira, the Lord resided at Indraprastha for several months. During His stay, He and Arjuna satisfied the fire-god by offering him the Khandava forest, and they saved Maya Danava, who then built King Yudhisthira a celestial assembly hall. The Lord also took the opportunity to go riding in His chariot in the company of Arjuna, surrounded by a retinue of soldiers.
Srila Prabhupada writes in Krsna: “It was during this time that Lord Sri Krsna, with the help of Arjuna, for the satisfaction of the fire-god, Agni, allowed Agni to devour the Khandava forest. During the forest fire, Krsna saved the demon Mayasura, who was hiding in the forest. Upon being saved, Mayasura felt obliged to the Pandavas and Lord Krsna, and he constructed a wonderful assembly house within the city of Hastinapura. In this way, Lord Krsna, in order to please King Yudhisthira, remained in the city of Hastinapura for several months. During His stay, He enjoyed strolling here and there. He used to drive on chariots along with Arjuna, and many warriors and soldiers used to follow them.”
Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Seventy-first Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Lord Travels to Indraprastha.”
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 71, Text 43
Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10, Chapter 71 Narration