12th June 2018
Chennai, India

Dear God-brothers, God-sisters and well-wishers of H.H. Jayapataka Swami, Guru Maharaja.

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

Guru Maharaja is in Chennai under medical observation and following various treatments in preparation for the proposed liver and kidney transplant. This can happen once the specialist doctors approve of Guru Maharaja being ready for the surgical procedure.

This operation carries considerable risks, therefore devotees have organized several initiatives around the world to pray, chant and perform devotional activities for the health and safety of Guru Maharaja. Particularly there is the request to increase our devotional services during this month of Purusottama and offer the results to Guru Maharaja. The recent worldwide marathon was very well attended and we estimate over 10000 devotees who participated. Guru Maharaj was very happy with the support and prayers. we are likely to have some more such events in near future.

The Health team is continuously researching and discussing the best options to support Guru Maharaja’s health. For this purpose, various specialists from around the world are being consulted with the aim of having the best possible outcome.

Meantime Guru Maharaja has been almost on daily basis giving classes from Chennai with the assistance of the servants and secretaries. These lectures have been broadcasted via Facebook live.

We would like to remind you of Guru Maharaja requesting his disciples to follow the prescribed chanting of minimum 16 rounds daily and following 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 willing, Guru Maharaja’s physical health is improved.

Your servant,

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