An update on Srila Jayapataka Swami…

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Srila Jayapataka Swami is now completely conscious, and is being weaned off the ventilator. Maharaj is surrounded by his godbrothers, and disciples. This is such good news, as the month of Kartik draws to an end with today being the start of Bhishma Pancaka (also called Vishnu Pancaka).

Grandsire Bhishmadev fasted for these five days, in preparation for leaving his body. Added austerities are recommended such as complete fast till wednesday (the day of Tulasi Devi’s marriage to Lord Vishnu, and the Rasa Lila), or Ekadasi style fasting is commonly followed…

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