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Ayambil Oli

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


April 16
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Jain Center
1021 Briggs Chaney
Silver Spring, MD 20905 United States
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Ayambil Oli – April 15 – 23rd (Noon to 2pm)

We will have Ayambil on all 9 days at our temple between 12 and 1:30 pm. Please come to Derasar if you are doing Ayambil, we have many volunteers making Ayambil food for tapaisvis. Please bring your own boil water.

Ayambil Sponsorship are welcomed. We need Volunteers for all 9 days.

Please contact Vaishali Chheda at for sponsorship or any questions. 

Ayambil Oli is a festival of 9 days celebrating and paying homage to the Navpad (The Navpad are also found in the Navkar Mantra). Nava means nine in Sanskrit and Prakrit languages and Pada means post. Hence the word Navapada means nine supreme posts of the universe. These nine are Arihant, Siddha, Acharya, Upadhyaya, Sadhu, Samyak Darshan, Samyak Gnan, Samyak Charitra and Samyak Tapa. Jain literature (Kalpasutra) indicates that Navpad Oli is Shaswati, meaning permenant. Navpad Olifestival exists in all time cycles (past, present, and future). This provides significant important to the Navpad Oli. The story of Shripal and Mayanasundari are connected with this observance.

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