Wishing everyone Sukh Saata during Chaitra Month Ayambil Oli. Hopefully you will find information below useful and can take advantage of listening to Navpad pravachans by Shri JinChandra Vijayji Maharaj (Bandhu Triputi).
Pujya Shri Jinchandraji Maharaj is a Jain monk and dynamic orator who travels throughout the world spreading the message of Jainism and the cultural heritage of India. Pujya Jinchandraji initiated monkhood over 55 years ago at a tender age of 8 years along with his parents, two brothers, and sister.Arihant is worshiped by the whole universe. He has twelve supreme attributes and depicted by symbolic color white. As he knows anything and everything in the universe by virtue of his Kevala Jnyana he preaches true spirituality Sitting in a Samavasharan. He also establishes Chaturvidha Sangha, the fourfold Jain Sangh. Sadhu (Monks), Sadhwi (Nuns), Shravaka (Household followers, Male) and Shravika (Household followers, female) are the constituents of this Sangha that is also called Teertha. Arihant establishes the Teertha, hence, he is also called Tirthankar.
Acharya is the third post in Navpad and placed in the right side of Arihant in Siddhachakra Yantra. He is the first among Guru Tatva. Acharya is the successor of Arihant and leader of the four-fold Sangh established by the Arihant. He is the Supremo and ultimate decision-making authority in all the matters related to Sangha in absence of Arihant. He is also the ultimate authority in interpretation of the Jain Agam (Holy Scriptures).
He observes and motivates Monks and Nuns for five spiritual conducts Gnanachara, Darshanachara, Charitrachara, Tapachara and Veeryachara. The first four are related to last four Padas of Siddhachakra. Veeryachara, the fifth is enthusiasm and power to observe these four. Acharya has thirty six attributes and symbolizes by Golden yellow color.
We worship Acharya Pada in the third day of Navpad Oli. We perform Ayambil by eating boiled gram only. Color of Acharya is golden yellow, hence the grain chosen for Aayambil is yellow i.e. gram. We pray, worship and meditate for Acharya during the day.