Panchakanyas – Five Illustrious Women in Hindu Tradition



Panchakanyas are five ideal or illustrious women in Hindu tradition. As per classical shloka, Ahalya, Draupadi, Sita, Tara and Mandodari are the five ideal women. It is said that worshipping and chanting their names helps in overcoming all afflictions.

Ahalya, Draupadi, Sita, Tara and Mandodari are known as Panchakanyas because of their righteous conduct even in the most trying circumstances.