Dear Devotees and well-wishers,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

After exactly one month of Guru Maharaja being in the ICU, we are glad to inform you that he is slowly recovering his strength and improving his breathing. Now that he has been placed in a private room, out of the ICU but under similar restrictions, he is happier to be much more free. Tonight he started to give his preferences for prasadam, hearing reports, enquiring about different projects and places, etc. There is a clear sense of relief amongst servants and secretaries, however everyone is keeping a watchful eye on his progress.

As mentioned before, the focus now is to help Guru Maharaja to regaining his bodily strength. He needs to eat light but nurturing preparations. Tonight he was presenting specific requests about his prasadam. Also the physiotherapist has given a very specific program for exercising his lungs.

Tonight he also gave directions about the observance of Purusottama month. After hearing all the items and recommendations he said, “I think this program should encourage mostly people to observe the process at home, and on the weekend attend the temple programs as much as it is convenient”. Regarding some of the items traditionally mentioned in honoring this special month, he said, “Do not sound too esoteric, we don’t want to scare people away”. The devotee reading the details to Guru Maharaja said, “hundreds and even thousands of devotees are waiting your instructions to commit observing Purusottama month. They want to make this observance as an offering for the recovery of your health. We were waiting for you to be able to check all the material and give the green light, now you can ‘wave the flag’ Guru Maharaja”. He nodded in consent and agreed to start sending the material from tomorrow.

Maha Varaha prabhu commented regarding Guru Maharaja’s current improvement and the challenge ahead to try to address the underlying problem with his liver – “It seems Guru Maharaja won the battle, but now he needs to win the war”.

Please send your offerings to and we will make sure Guru Maharaja will be reported on this as soon as possible. We humbly request you to continue your sincere prayers and chanting for his fast recovery.

We will keep you informed through, JPS App (available on both iPhone and Android), and twitter (@jayapatakaswami).

On Behalf of Guru Maharaja’s Health Team

(Ys, Ekanatha Gaura das – Health Coordinator)

P.P. Iksvaku dasa