Dear God-family, and well-wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Maharaja,

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

We would like to briefly inform you of our Guru Maharaja’s (H.H. Jayapataka Swami) current health situation:

Guru Maharaja’s body has responded very well to the recovery from the transplant. Since last year, he has been very diligent in following the prescribed treatment and therapies that were recommended by the doctors. Once he completed the allotted time for recovery in Chennai he went to Mayapur and rested there for a few months.

Only after due consultation with his treating doctors, he went for a quick preaching tour to Guwahati in Assam, then to Hyderabad and finally to Malaysia. On his return to India he participated in the Kolkata Ratha Yatra and then proceeded to Chennai for a scheduled total health check-up to confirm that his health and the transplant were without any problems. Seeing his positive health status, the presiding surgeon has given him an ok to gradually resume his travels.

As a separate issue, due to a small growth on his forehead –present there for some time now, he went for further tests and has been given the diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma, a low grade cancer which is harmless and can be fully cured. The examination has also confirmed that it is restricted only to this area in the forehead. It has not affected the bone structure. It is not prone to grow or spread to any other parts of the body.

In conclusion the doctors are very positive that with a surgery it can be fully cured with very low chance of recurrance.

He will be undergoing surgery to remove the lesion on this coming Wednesday, 24th of July, under general anesthesia.

As we all know, Guru Maharaja is always thankful for his well wishers’ prayers and he requests his disciples to follow the prescribed chanting of minimum 16 rounds daily and to follow the 4 regulative principles to not complicate his health any further. This added to the circumambulation of Tulasi Devi 8 times (4 of those dedicated to his benefit and protection). We humbly ask our God-family to express your prayers to Lord Krsna so Krsna to protect our Guru Maharaja’s health.

Your servant,

Mahavaraha dasa (on behalf of the Health Team and the JPS Seva Committee)