So maybe not everyone reading this blog knows… I am a disciple of Srila Jayapataka Swami. I confess to have not written much about him on this blog, but I guess now the time had come to do so. He suffered a brainstem hemorrhage yesterday, and had been admitted to the ICU at the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai, in critical condition.
Updates have streamed in, stating that he is no longer unconscious. He was thought to have suffered a massive heart attack, but this has been ruled out. He is surrounded by his loving godbrothers, and doctors from the Bhaktivedanta Hospital, and Lilavati Hospital are monitoring his condition round the clock.
Ratnavali Devi Dasi, my godsister, and Srila Jayapataka Swami’s secretary has emailed his disciples two mantras to recite at sunrise and sunset for his protection and speedy recovery. In addition, the Nrisimha Kavaca is recommended for any fearful or dangerous situation, external, internal or spiritual. So please pray for Srila Jayapataka Swami, that Krsna may protect him through this difficult period.
Mantra for Sri Ananta Sesha
anantam vasukim sesam padmanabham ca
kambalam sankhapalam dhritarestram taksakam kaliyam tatha
etani nava namani naganam ca mahatmanah sayankale
patenityam pratah kale vishesatah
Mantra for Sri Garuda
om astasri shabdaaya niravisaya vinayoga visham
bhaksanam bhaksanam caiva gam garudaya pakshiraajendraaya
shikshikha raaya visnu vaahaanaaya he garudaaya eshe eshe
om hraam hrim shrim om phat svaahaa