Does anyone know from which scripture this sloka is cited? Wikipedia doesn't help much. I've heard this sloka almost everywhere so I'm curious and want to find out it's source.
अहल्या द्रौपदी कुन्ती तारा मन्दोदरी तथा ।
पञ्चकन्याः स्मरेन्नित्यं महापातकनाशिनीः ॥
ahalyā draupadī kuntī tārā mandodarī tathā ।
pañcakanyāḥ smarennityaṃ mahāpātakanāśinīḥ ॥
Ahalya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari. One should forever remember the panchakanya who are the destroyers of great sins.
Also why are the names of Ahalya,Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari 'sin-destroying'?