Dear God-family, and well-wishers of
H.H. Jayapataka Maharaja,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
This message is to inform you of the current health situation of HH Jayapataka Swami, Guru Maharaja. In the last 3 months, Guru Maharaja has been assisted in hospital settings to prevent any health crisis that could put his safety at risk. As you may have been informed through some tweet messages that he personally sent, he is considering the option of Liver transplantation and specialists are doing the required tests to assess his suitability. At the same time the devotee-doctors and the health team are researching different options for Guru Maharaja’s recovery. However, his condition -although fragile-, is stable and he is very keen on attending the Gaura Purnima festival in Mayapur. He is likely to remain inSridham Mayapur for maximum one week.
Despite his health condition, he attended this year’s GBC meetings online while being in hospital. Guru Maharaja has also been giving daily online lectures to all the 5 Navadvipa Parikrama parties in each of the locations. Currently Guru Maharaja is in Chennai (out of hospital) and about to start, Krsna willing, his journey back to Mayapur within a couple of days. Nevertheless, the doctors have expressed their serious concerns for Guru Maharaja to prevent an infection by all means. He is recommended to strictly avoid crowded places, dust and the polluted air from the nearby construction sites. This is to inform and request the devotees to cooperate in taking better care of Guru Maharaja when visiting Mayapur (or any other place) by complying with the restrictions that have been given by the medical staff.
The decision on where the celebration of his Vyasa Puja will take place (whether in Mayapur or in South India), is yet to be made in consultation with Guru Maharaja.
Lastly, he has expressed his desire for his disciples to strictly adhere to the prescribed chanting of minimum 16 rounds and following the 4 regulative principles to help his health to not deteriorate any further. He also requested the circumambulation of Tulasi Devi 8 times (4 of those dedicated to his benefit and protection). We humbly ask our God-family and well-wishers to start, increase your prayers, chanting and devotional services to Krishna to strengthen Guru Maharaja’s health.
(on behalf of the Health Team and the JPS Seva Committee)
PGMP. Iksvaku dasa