Jayapataka Swami Health Update

BY ACHYUTANANDA DAS
Source: Guruvakya.com

KOLKATA, INDIA – After being requested by Mahavaraha prabhu, I am writing this mail to update all the disciples and well wishers of HH Jayapataka Maharaj about his recent health events.

Today as of 31st July 2010, Saturday at 12noon IST Jayapataka Maharaj is in Kolkata, admitted in Belle View Hospital and he is recovering well. This time we had to admit him due to the severity of urine infection which was not responding to oral antibiotics and was getting worse during our stay in Mayapur. Continue reading

HH Jayapataka Swami in Klang

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI
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KLANG, MALAYSIA – It was a memorable day for all of us at Iskcon Klang when HH Jayapataka Swami came over to the eye-opening and abhishek ceremony of our Pada Yatra deities. It was his first trip to Malaysia after his illness in 2008. He is currently undergoing some treatment for his stroke in Kuala Lumpur.

He seemed very happy to be here with us. Addressing a packed crowd in the hall, he said Klang was very special to have his presence for the opening of the temple a couple of years back as well as for the eye-opening and abhishek of the Pada Yatra deities. Iskcon Klang had moved a couple of times from a floor in a four-storey building and now to a two floor double-storey building. He hoped we will get another floor to cater for the growing devotees here. Continue reading

Report by HH Jayapataka Swami – 25/03/2009

BY RATNAVALLI DD

Source: Mayapur.com
MUMBAI, INDIA –Today HH Jayapataka Maharaja was on his way to Juhu ISKCON temple and during his vehicle ride dictated the following report about himself through a phone call. Shiromani mataji was repeating Guru Maharaja’s words as I took the notes.

My right side of the body is not fully paralysed but temporarily paralysed and weak. Initially my right hand no feeling and now there is a little feeling as a result of acupuncture, massage and occupational therapies.

My left side of the face is paralysed. Now little bit is working due to facial theraphy. My right eyebrow and right side of the face is working little but left side is very, very little.

Previously I had a sensation of burning on my right leg. Now it is improving. It is not fully recovered. Still some pain and heat is there.

Right hip is num and therefore I don’t have balance. As I was on the bed for 2 months in Hindhuja Hospital I don’t know how to walk. During physiotheraphy I am learning how to walk. The physiotherapists are holding me and sometimes they ask me to walk on my own. So I was able to do 15 steps on my own. Continue reading

HH Jayapataka Swami in Pune

BY ABHIJIT TOLEY
PHOTOS BY TUSTI MOHAN KRSNA DAS

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PUNE,INDIA – Applause. The kind that bursts out from the hearts of the audience after a moment of stunned silence. The kind that seems to last forever. The kind that no one wants to ever end. The kind that follows a moment that everyone wants to etch into their memories for all time to come. The kind that typically follows an awesome performance that touches the hearts of the audience very deeply. Today, I was part of one such applause. Continue reading

HH Jayapataka Swami leaves hospital

BY RATNAVALLI DD

jps_1The day we had all waited for has arrived! Guru Maharaja leaving the Hindhuja hospital after 2months of his admission.

Braja Hari prabhu and Rajasuya prabhu went to the hospital to bring Guru Maharaja. Bhadra Balarama prabhu and Vaikunthapati prabhu were already in the hospital for the night shift. Ekanath Gaura prabhu, Acintya Nitai prabhu, Maha Varaha prabhu and Isvara Puri prabhu went in the morning to assist in this process. Continue reading

We made it!! Results as at 21/11/2008

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – After what seemed an impossible and arduous task, the Malaysian congregation actually  surpassed their target. In an unprecedented move, all branches of ISKCON Malaysia throughout the country came together in a consolidated team effort and achieved an outstanding performance surpassing the goal of 100,000 participants and 5,000 homes set for this Damodara Program this year. The results are still pouring in as the Karttik month only ends on 27th November 2008. The Damodara Program started on the 15th October 2008 and continues for six weeks going into the Karttik month.

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To Mumbai with Love

003BY UTTAMA CAITANYA DASA

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Imbued with love from all of us in Kuala Lumpur, this mail is offered unto YDG’s lotus feet.

This episode of Gurudeva’s is amazing revelation that shows how much love the devotees have for Gurudeva. In an almost unprecedented show of unity and solidarity in ISKCON, the devotees are praying together for Gurudeva.

Gurudeva, your love for us is immense and irresistible. How can one not reciprocate equally or even more?

It is our humble realization that from your present condition, Gurudeva is showing us that the most powerful binding force is real love and trust amongst the devotees. YDG has bound us together with a rope of love. Continue reading

Letters from Srila Prabhupada to HH Jayapataka Swami

015BY JANANANDA GOSVAMI

Please continue to pray for Srila Jayapataka Maharaja, most dear disciple of Srila Prabhupada, beloved Godbrother, spiritual master, (depending on your relationship) inspiration and friend of all. Although we have good news of his improvement in health – he is now more or less conscious and responds clearly to movements, sounds, and people he still remains in a critical condition in the Hinduja Hospital in Bombay. Continue reading

Caring for devotees with Hepatitis C

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

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Few astrologers have predicted HH Jayapataka Maharaj’s condition will remain critical until November 14th. While we patiently wait for Maharaj to come out of the critical phase, we will pray intensely so he will recover soon. I came across  a couple of letters of how devotees cared for those who are undergoing Hepatitis C. Interestingly, in both the letters, HH Jayapataka Maharaj is involved. I also just received an e-mail from HH Janananda Gosvami speaking about HH Jayapataka Maharaj. Continue reading

Prayers to HH Jayapataka Swami saved me from the flames

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

My left eye had been twitching for more than a week. I remember reading somewhere that it either means “Good omen” or “Bad omen” depending on which eye was twitching. I shrugged off the thought that it could mean “Bad Omen” and decided to simply depend on Krishna for whatever that comes my way.

“Your pulse rhythms are different now, it’s not the rhythm for Rhematoid Arthritis anymore.  You are now anemic”, my Ayurvedic doctor told me when I visited him. My body had felt exhausted the last few days and I was simply sleeping most of the times. The Ayurvedic medicine seemed to help a great deal, so I was happy to be able to make it to the Kajang farm for the Govardhan festival. Continue reading

Local remedy to increase platelet counts

BY JEYANTHY PILLAI

platelets. This slide has been stained with MayGrunwald Giemsa, and observed with a 100x objective in oil immersion.

Human blood smear: platelets. This slide has been stained with MayGrunwald Giemsa, and observed with a 100x objective in oil immersion.

Definition

A platelet count is a diagnostic test that determines the number of platelets in the patient’s blood. Platelets, which are also called thrombocytes, are small disk-shaped blood cells produced in the bone marrow and involved in the process of blood clotting. There are normally between 150,000-450,000 platelets in each microliter of blood. Low platelet counts or abnormally shaped platelets are associated with bleeding disorders. High platelet counts sometimes indicate disorders of the bone marrow. Continue reading

HH Jayapataka Swami – Srila Prabhupada’s Victory Flag

BY HARI-SAURI DASA

Now we have another major crisis with HH Jayapataka Swami in hospital in Mumbai with a severe stroke caused by brain aneurysm. His condition is very critical, and the doctors have admitted that there is not much they can do, and the main thing now is our prayers for Maharaja’s well being.

At this moment I can’t describe my feelings. The apprehension of the loss of this very dear friend is not something I want to contemplate right now. And despite his current crisis, as Ravindra Svarupa prabhu just put to me, Maharaja has more prana than anyone he has ever met. He is a fighter and he has tremendous strength of constitution. Continue reading