Beloved ISKCON guru Jayapataka Swami has emerged from the operating room at a hospital in Chennai, South India after successful liver and kidney transplants. He has now been shifted to the ICU, while his medical team waits to see how his body accepts the new organs – a crucial phase.
On Thursday August 10th, a golden Sudarshan Chakra, weighing 1,400 kilograms (3,086 lbs), was installed on the Planetarium Wing dome of ISKCON’s under-construction Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in Mayapur, West Bengal.
On the evening of the 27th of Oct 2016, Bollywood fashion designer Rohit Verma invited Jayapataka Swami to have a Damodar program at his fashion studio in Mumbai. It was a short and well-organized program for which Rohit Verma had invited about fifty of his close friends including Poonam Dhillon Bollywood actress, Aditi Govitrikar, Bollywood actress, Vindu Darasingh Bollywood actor, Nisha Rawal Bollywood actress, Ashish Bollywood actor, and Kanwaljit veteran designer.
Krishna Sambandha and Ustad Murli Manohar in Chile organized a concert in Chile for Jayapataka Swami Maharaja´s fast recovering.
On May 10th 2015, ISKCON-guru Jayapataka Swami was hospitalized in India due to severe difficulty breathing. As of May 28th, he is still in critical condition. He had to be placed on a ventilator due to his ongoing difficulty breathing. It was identified that Jayapataka Swami has pneumonia. All relevant tests and medications had been administered to check this problem. Nevertheless, his body is not responding as it is expected.
New Vrindaban's Festival of Inspiration is only two weeks away, and it's a big one -- the 15th anniversary! There will be exciting and inspiring presentations by ISKCON’s best speakers; top-quality entertainment from dramas to stand-up comedy; rip-roaring kirtans; and mouth-watering prasadam, and much more!
Over 650 tribal people from six different states and twenty-seven tribes in India attended the second annual ISKCON Tribal Convention from March 26th to 29th in Mayapur, West Bengal this spring. The event was organized by ISKCON Tribal Care (ITC), which provides spiritual, educational, emotional, social and health care to tribal communities throughout India.
Since its launch in 2000, Festival of Inspiration has been a unique standout of the festival season. It has just the right mix of enlightening presentations by ISKCON’s best speakers; top-quality entertainment from dramas to stand-up comedy; rip-roaring kirtans; and mouth-watering prasad. This year, 600 to 700 devotees from all over the USA, Canada and beyond are expected to flood into the emerald hills of New Vrindaban.
On October 6th, Jayapataka Maharaja was admitted at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in Delhi. Maharaja was admitted due to fluid retention in his body because of a weak liver. ILBS is one of the best institutes in the world to deal with liver related complications. The Director of the hospital, Professor Sarin, is a world-renowned liver specialist and is personally treating Maharaja.
At 7am on December 20, ISKCON guru and GBC Jayapataka Swami was discharged from Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital, 60 days after his admittance due to a brain hemorrhage.
The first sign of major improvement came on November 21, when His Holiness was taken off ventilator support. He continued to improve steadily, eating more solid foods and learning exercises to strengthen his muscles with a physiotherapist. A speech therapist also taught him exercises to improve his speech and swallowing.
As thousands of devotees pray for him around the world, ISKCON guru and GBC Jayapataka Swami is slowly making a recovery at Mumbai’s Hinduja hospital. “He is being gradually weaned from ventilator support,” says Dr. Madhavananada of the nearby Bhaktivedanta Hospital. Adding, “His Holiness’ condition is far less critical than it was during the first ten days after his admission to the ICU.”
ISKCON guru and GBC Jayapataka Swami, who was hospitalized in Mumbai after two brain hemorrhages on October 23, is showing signs of improvement. On November 9, he was able to move all his limbs and became completely conscious, recognizing his visitors Bhakti Caru, Kavicandra, and Bhaktisiddhanta Swamis. He could also comprehend their reading from the Caitanya Caritamrita, and tears came to his eyes as devotees sang the song Damodarastakam by his bedside.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami, who suffered two brain hemorrhages on October 23, is still in a stable yet critical condition at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. "Improvement is slow, and we can only play a waiting game at this point", reported fellow GBC member Bhakti Purusottama Swami.
ISKCON Guru and GBC His Holiness Jayapataka Swami is still in a stable condition at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital, after doctors performed a tracheotomy on Thursday October 30. His Holiness had requested hospital staff to remove his ventilator tubes, as they were uncomfortable.
When ISKCON's Congregational Development Ministry made their case at the Indian Continental Committee meetings, they got more than they bargained for. By Kaunteya Dasa