Sage Narada once visits the Pandavas who are living at Indraprastha (in Khandavaprastha). Upon his advice, the Pandavas institute a covenant on how to share Draupadi. During a year, Draupadi will be the wife of only one of the brothers, decided upon a round-robin scheme. All the other brothers should not set their eyes upon her during that time. If anybody trespasses this law, he has to live in the forest like a hermit for the next twelve months.