Pandav Panchami



Pandav Panchami is observed on the fifth day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Kartik month as per traditional Hindu calendar. Pandava Panchami is believed to be the day when Pandavas completed the thirteen year exile on this day. Pandav Panchami 2016 date is November 4.

After having lost the game of dice in the Mahabharata to Shakuni and Duryodhana, Pandavas had to go on a 13-year exile. Arjun appeared before the Kaurava Army to defend the kingdom of Virat on this day.

Bhishma reminded Duryodhana that the Pandavas had completed the 12-year exile in forest and one year of disguise among people on the Kartik Shukla Panchami day.

The day is observed as Labh Pancham in Gujarat.