First Stay of Pandavas
During the initial period of the 12 years exile, the Pandavas arrived to the Dvaita Forest from the Kamyaka woods in order to avoid the visit of people from Kurujangala. After a few years they returned to the Kamyaka.
Second Stay of Pandavas
The Pandavas, after completing their pilgrimage and after the return of Arjuna from the northern Himalayas, once again reached Dvaita Forest. Subsequently Duryodhana arrived in the forest to see the Pandavas who were suffering at Dwaita. He came to the forest with the pretence of the inspection of cattle-stations of the Kauravas nearby and camped at a site located 4 miles away from the Dwaita Lake. However on reaching the Dwaita Lake, he was imprisoned by the Gandharvas. He was later released by the intervention of the Pandavas.
Third Stay of Pandavas
The Pandavas once again moved to the Kamyaka Forest owing to the decline in the population of deer in Dvaita Forest. During the twelfth year of their exile they returned to Dvaita for the third time. They afterwards left the forest for the Matsya Kingdom, also asking their followers to leave the forest. In the Matsya Kingdom they spend their last year of exile.
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