Mahaprasthanika Parva describes how the Pandavas, leaving behind their royal life embraced the life of ascetics towards the end of their life. Yudhishthira installed Parikshit, the son of Abhimanyu and the grandson of Arjuna on the throne of Hastinapura. At Indraprastha he installed Vajra, the grandson of Krishna. The Pandavas and their queen Panchali then entered the woods and started their last journey.
The five Pandavas and their queen Panchali in their old age, making their final journey in the forest.