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Ayambil Oli

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


October 16
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ayambil Oli
October 9, 2024  to October 17, 2024
Location: – Jain Center , Briggs Chaney
This year, we will be having Ayambil on all 9 days at our temple between 12 and 1 PM. (Please note that Oct 21st time may slightly change. Stay tuned.) If you are planning to do Ayambil, then please come and do it at temple with Sangh.
Several members are volunteering to facilitate cooking ayambil food for tapasvis.
Please send your names for ayambil participation / volunteering to cook Ayambil food / Sponsorship to
Vaishali Chedda at (410) 564-4758 or
Sponsorship for Ayambil is $101 per day.
Please do bring your own boiled water. 
Meaning & Importance of Navpad Oli
It is one of the most important Parva / religious festival of the Jain community. Navpad Oli comes twice in a year. The first one falls in the bright fortnight of Ashwina month (September/October) and the second during the bright fortnight of Chaitra month (March/April). The devotees observe Ayambil tapa during nine days of Navpad Oli along with a special kind of worship, holy recitation and meditation in honor of the Navpad. The word ‘Navpad’ means nine supreme posts of the universe – Arihant, Siddha, Acharya, Upadhyay, Sadhu, Darshan (right belief), Jnan (right knowledge), Charitra (right action) and Tapa (right austerity)
Jain literature (Kalpasutra) indicates that Navpad Oli is Shaswati, meaning permanant. Navpad Oli festival exists in all time cycles (past, present, and future). This provides significant importance to the Navpad Oli. The story of Shripal and Mayanasundari are connected with this observance.
We should try to do Ayambil during these auspicious days.