In the Jain Dharma, the austerity called Ayambil is
considered very auspicious and efficacious. Anyone can go to the Ayambil
Shala to perform Ayambil. There, food which is devoid of any special taste
and spices, is available for the performance of Ayambil. Arrangements also
are made in Ayambil Shalas to keep boiled water for drinking. The Ayambil
Shalas are situated in places where Jain families live In large numbers.