Navpad Oli or Ayambil Oli lasts for nine days. During this time, we worship the nine supreme entities of the universe:
- Samyak Darshan
- Samyak Gyan
- Samyak Charitra
- Samyak Tap.
Throughout this festival, many Jains complete Ayambil Tap, which means to eat only once in a day and give up “tasty” foods during the meal – this means avoiding milk, curd, ghee, oil, sugar/jaggery, and fried foods. One would also drink boiled water, as is done for similar fasts.