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  • Prayers Requested After Jayapataka Swami Tests Positive for COVID-19

    H.H. Jayapataka Swami has tested positive for Covid-19 this evening. At the moment he does not have any symptoms but the doctors and the Seva-Committee are having an emergency meeting to decide on a plan of action for treatment and if it is necessary to move Guru Maharaja to a hospital.

  • Jayapataka Swami Liver and Kidney Transplants Successful

    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.

  • 3,000 Pound Golden Chakra Installed on TOVP Planetarium Dome

    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.

  • Lord Damodar With His Wooden Mortar Enters Bollywood

    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 & Ustad Murli Manohar - A Concert in Chile

    Krishna Sambandha and Ustad Murli Manohar in Chile organized a concert in Chile for Jayapataka Swami Maharaja´s fast recovering. 

  • Update on Jayapataka Swami’s Health

    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.

  • Jayapataka Swami to Visit New Vrindaban’s Festival of Inspiration, May 8th – 10th, 2015

    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!

  • Mayapur Convention Extends Care to Tribal Peoples of India

    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.

  • Jayapataka Swami and Others to Present at Festival of Inspiration’s 15th Anniversary

    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.

  • Update on Jayapataka Swami’s Health

    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.

  • Jayapataka Swami’s Recovery “Slow Yet Steady”
    Doctors have told ISKCON guru and GBC Jayapataka Swami, who suffered two brain hemorrhages on October 23rd 2008, that he is making steady progress in his rehabilitation.
  • Guru's Students Plan to Distribute 61,000 Gitas to Honor Birthday
    Disciples of ISKCON guru Jayapataka Swami plan to distribute 61,000 copies of Bhagavad-gita As It Is to honor his 61st birthday, to be celebrated on May 28th in Mayapur, India.
  • ISKCON’s Prison, Outreach Ministries Release New Books
    Two new ISKCON publications have been released this March, making their debut at the Gaura Purnima Festival in Mayapur, West Bengal recently.
  • ISKCON 'Safari' Tour Visits Mumbai, Expresses Gratitude
    The devotees of the ISKCON Mayapur's Safari Tour paid a four-day visit to Mumbai from 24 – 27 March 2009. The Safari Tour was founded by Jayapataka Swami in 1986. Since then, every year after Mayapur's Gaura Purnima festival, Jayapataka Swami and several sannyasis and senior devotees lead devotees from across the world on various safari expeditions to Holy places in and around India.
  • Jayapataka Swami Returns Home to Mayapur
    Four months after suffering a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, ISKCON guru and leader Jayapataka Swami has made a triumphant return home to Mayapur, India. Flying in from ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mumbai on February 20, the Swami was greeted at Kolkatta airport by hundreds of devotees. After thanking them with a short speech, he left for Mayapur, where he arrived at around 6pm.
  • Jayapataka Swami Attends Pune Festival
    Pune, India this year. With over 5,000 devotees attending from India and abroad, festivities stretching over four days, and a host of special guests including Radhanatha Swami, Chandramauli Swami, Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami and Bhakti Charu Swami, it was a big festival for the city. But most exciting for many devotees was the rumored fifth special guest – Jayapataka Swami.
  • Jayapataka Swami Discharged from Hinduja Hospital

    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.

  • Jayapataka Swami Out of Danger
    Doctors say that ISKCON guru and GBC Jayapataka Swami, who has been recovering from a brain hemorrhage in Mumbai’s Hinduja hospital since late October, will be moved out of the Intensive Care Unit early next week.
  • Jayapataka Swami Makes “Heartening Progress”

    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.”

  • Hope Rises As Doctors Wean Jayapataka Swami off Ventilator

    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.

  • Intense Prayer Jayapataka Swami’s “Only Hope”

    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.

  • Jayapataka Swami Resting After Tracheotomy

    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.

  • An Offer the CDM Couldn't Refuse

    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