the successful performance of Yudhishthira's rajasuya sacrifice, Shri Krishna returned to
Dwarka. During the exile of the Pandavas, he visited them thrice in the forests and
attended the marriage of Abhimanyu, the son of his sister Subhadra and Arjuna, with
Uttara, the daughter of the king of Virata.
preparations for the war between the Pandavas and Kauravas commenced. Shri Krishna's
help was solicited by both sides. When given a choice between himself and the Yadava army,
Shri Krishna was selected by Arjuna as against Duryodbana who preferred the Yadava
army. He himself went as an envoy of the Pandavas to Hastinapura, the capital of the
Kauravas, seeking peace and justice.