Pancha Mahapapanashan Dwadashi is an auspicious Vrata performed to get rid of Pancha Mahapaapa, Five Greatest Sins. It falls in Shravan Month.
This Vrat begins on Dwadashi or Purnima in Shravan Maas. In 2020, Pancha Mahapapanashan Dwadashi vrat date is 31 July | August 3.
On this day, Sri Krishna Bhagawan is worshipped by the 12 Names (Sri Krishna Dwadashana Nama Stotram). And on Amavasya day, Naivedyam made of Rice, Til and jaggery is offered to Bhagawan. And some well-off performers do ‘Pancharatna daan’ (Donation of Five Precious Gemstones).
This Vrata was performed by Indra Deva, Ahalya, Som and Bali Chakravarthi and got rid of their sins to attain Vishnu Loka.