Saturday, Sep 15th, 2018
21:30 Hrs. (Indian standard time)
Update #44

Dear God Family, Disciples and well-wishers of H. H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaja,

Guru Maharaja sat on wheelchair today and he was talking nicely and clearly with the devotee-caretakers. He honored his prasad orally and there was no cough or aspiration today.

Guru Maharaja had dialysis today and continues to need ventilator support at night. His breathing is still not regularized. The doctors are planning to repeat biopsy on the kidney to make sure why it is taking long to function normally.

It is already one month since Guru Maharaja had his liver and kidney transplants and he is still on ventilator support. This past one month has been a period of ups and downs. He needs more intense prayers so that he can recover faster.

We are approaching Radhashtami, and on this day 48 years ago Guru Maharaja took Sannyasa. So it’s a very opportune moment for us to beg her for her mercy for a devotee very dear to her. She is the most merciful and most compassionate. Let us all offer special prayers and special services with an ardent prayer for Guru Maharaja’s recovery without any major complications and setbacks. Guru Maharaja said that fasting on Radhashtami is equal to millions of Ekadasis. So, we request each one of you to fast and offer the results for the recovery of Guru Maharaja.

We request you to kindly intensify your prayers to Lord Krishna and Srila Prabhupada for his swift recovery. Please arrange and conduct a lot of programs on the occasion of Radhashtami. Kindly dedicate them for the health of Guru Maharaja and please post details of the same together with pictures, audio and video on This will greatly please Guru Maharaja and will also intensify his desire to come out of the ICU to be with all of us in our various future preaching programs.

On behalf of the Health Team and JPS Seva Committee,
Your Servant
Mahavaraha Das