Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 1 - Chapter 1 - Verse 11


स्वलङ्‍कृतं श्यामतुरङ्गयोजितंरथं मृगेन्द्रध्वजमाश्रित: पुरात् ।वृतो रथाश्वद्विपपत्तियुक्तयास्वसेनया दिग्विजयाय निर्गत: ॥ ११ ॥


svalaṅkṛtaṁ śyāma-turaṅga-yojitaṁrathaṁ mṛgendra-dhvajam āśritaḥ purātvṛto rathāśva-dvipapatti-yuktayāsva-senayā digvijayāya nirgataḥ


Mahārāja Parīkṣit sat on a chariot drawn by black horses. His flag was marked with the sign of a lion. Being so decorated and surrounded by charioteers, cavalry, elephants and infantry soldiers, he left the capital to conquer in all directions.


Mahārāja Parīkṣit is distinguished from his grandfather Arjuna, for black horses pulled his chariot instead of white horses. He marked his flag with the mark of a lion, and his grandfather marked his with the mark of Hanumānjī. A royal procession like that of Mahārāja Parīkṣit surrounded by well-decorated chariots, cavalry, elephants, infantry and band not only is pleasing to the eyes, but also is a sign of a civilization that is aesthetic even on the fighting front.