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.
He has five supreme vows, Vows of absolute Non Violence, Truthfulness, Non- Stealing, Celibacy, Non-Attachment. He practices to live in equilibrium in all conditions and states and knows that tranquility is the essence of asceticism. He walks bare foot and does not use any type of vehicles. He does not cook for himself or others and live on food provided by households. He does not also keep money in any form or holds any earthly assets. He practices austerity and penance to his optimum capacity and lives under discipline of Acharya and Upadhyaya.
He has twenty seven (27) attributes and is symbolized with color black.
We worship sadhu Pada in Shukla Ekadashi, the fifth day of Navpad Oli. We perform Aaymbil by eating boiled Udad only. Color of Sadhu Pada is black, hence the grain chosen for Aaymbil is black, i.e. Udad. We pray, worship and meditate for Sadhu during the day.