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

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

After undergoing various tests in Chennai, to check for his preparedness for further treatment, Guru Maharaj wanted to visit Sridham Mayapur for Gaura Purnima, despite his fragile health condition.

GM reached Sridham Mayapur on the 27th Feb after the flight into Kolkatta and his journey into Mayapur was tiring. The Mayapur managers had organized a very efficient system for protecting his health and the local and visiting devotes cooperated with the given arrangements.

On the 28th Feb, Guru Maharaj had darshan of Sri Sri Radha Madhava, Pancattatva and Lord Nrisimhadeva.

On the Gaura Purnima day he gave a short class on Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s pastimes and at the end of it he stated “ my health is not so good but I wanted your association”. All the devotees could see Guru Maharaja’s strong love for the Lord Caitanya, Mayapur and the devotees. He also initiated some new disciples and visited Srila Prabhupada Samadhi mandir.

Guru Maharaja decided to return to Chennai in readiness for further treatment and departed on Gaura Purnima day to Kolkatta and flew into Chennai the following afternoon. Now he is back in Chennai at a house nearby his treating hospital.

He is likely to be in Chennai for a few weeks.

A separate mail on VP will be sent TOMORROW after further consultation with Guru Maharaj.

Guru Maharaja has requested his disciples to follow the prescribed chanting of minimum 16 rounds daily and following of 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 continue with your prayers, so Krsna protects our Guru Maharaja’s health.

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