Samyag Gyaan Pad
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.
Jain devotees adore Samyag Gyaan Pad on Shukla trayodashi, the seventh day of Navapad Oli. Gyaan means knowledge. Hence the word Samyag Gyaan refers to right knowledge. This is also called wisdom. This is the seventh Pad of Siddhachakra and second of Dharma Tatva. It is depicted in the sacred scriptures that all actions should be preceded by right knowledge. One cannot discriminate between right and wrong without right knowledge.
This is second among Ratna Trayee (Three Gems) of Jainism to attain salvation. It has five subdivisions and fifty one attributes and symbolizes with white color. Color of Samyag Gyaan is white, hence the grain chosen for Ayambil is white i.e. rice. We also pray, worship and meditate for Samyag Gyaan on this day.