As the Yadavas journey towards Hastinapuram, the common folk are thrilled to be able to see and interact with Krishna easily. A woman selling flowers comes and offers him a garland of rare and fragrant flowers, while another old lady comes with a jar of oil for Krishna so that he may be relieved from the pain caused by constantly being mounted on horseback. In each case Krishna, very graciously, gets down from his horse and accepts their offerings.
Bhima who is observing all this, cannot contain himself anymore. Bursting into laughter he says "Oh mighty armed Krishna, it appears to me that you are the only husband for all this womenfolk. The ladies whether making garlands, or carrying oils, barber women or messenger women - all regard you more than their own husbands." Bhima continues to laugh at his own joke.
Krishna, giving it back to Bhima, says " If you have virility enough, take all of them." Turning to an old toothless woman Krishna says "It appears that my brother Bhimasena is jealous of me. Oh beautiful woman, better you go to his house."
Bhima laughing even more uproariously answers "In my house there is a demoness wife who will expel her her out of the house - or worse eat her up. So it is better all the toothless women be your share. Your queens such as Rukmini have only you in their mind. Therefore there is no room for jealously among them. Jambhavanti and others too are free from malice. So please,- do one thing- take these women as well."