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Sunday, 26 January 2014 15:04

Navapad Oli

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Navapad Oli is a festival that is celebrated for nine days twice a year to celebrate the nine supreme posts of the Universe.  At the time Ayambil (boiled grains without any condiments - not even salt) is eaten.  These festivals coincide with

 

Sunday, 26 January 2014 14:57

Samyag Tapa

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Samyag Tapa is Sanskrit for "austerity in right perspective and direction". 

The objective of austerity is to reach

 

Sunday, 26 January 2014 14:53

Samyag Charitra

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Samyag Charitra is Sanskrit for "right action or conduct".

Samyag Charitrais celebrated on the eith day of Navapad Oli and is one of the Three Gems of Jainism that

 

Sunday, 26 January 2014 14:48

Samyag Gyana

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Samyag Jnyana is Sanskrit for "right knowledge" or wisdom.

Samyag Jnyana is celebrated on the seventh day of Navapad Oli.  The Jain scriptures indicate that without

 

Sunday, 26 January 2014 14:35

Samyag Darshan

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Samyag Darshan is Sanskrit for "right view".  

Samyag Darshan is celebrated on the sixth day of Navapad Oli and is the root of all

 

Sunday, 26 January 2014 14:25

Sadhu

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Sadhu is celebrated on the fifth day of Navapad Oli.  

Sadhu left home and renounced his previous life. Sadhu then devoted himself to

 

Sunday, 26 January 2014 14:11

Upadhyaya

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Upadhyaya is celebrated on the fourth day of Navapad Oli. Upadhyaya knows all twenty-five Jain Agams consisting of eleven Anga and fourteen Purva, which form

 

Sunday, 26 January 2014 13:56

Acharya Pad

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Acharya is celebrated on the third day of Navapad Oli as the leader of the four-fold Sangh established by the Arihant. 

The Sangh consists of monks, nuns, and male and female household followers. 

After Arihant, Acharya is the decision-making authority in

 

Sunday, 26 January 2014 13:48

Siddha Pad

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On the second day of Navapad Oli, Siddha Pad is celebrated. 

The Siddha is the supreme power of nature, and also the purest soul in the

 

Sunday, 26 January 2014 13:39

Arihant Pad

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This is the first day of Navapad Oli. 

Arihant has twelve supreme attributes.   The

 

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