Dear Maharajas, Prabhus, Matajis, Disciples and wellwishers of HH Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja,

I am writing this note to allay any speculation or confusion surrounding the health situation of Guru Maharaja. As on date, Maharaja has been diagnosed as Covid Positive. He had fluctuating fever for the last few weeks and it was suspected. Maharaja was struggling a bit with fever for the last one month and now it has already come down. In June, Maharaja underwent a comprehensive test and he tested Covid Negative. Since the symptoms were almost similar, we had postponed the tests for Corona. However, now that he has tested positive, we would like to ensure maximum professional care.

Now that the tests have turned out positive, the team of nearly 8 doctors consisting of Maharaja’s senior disciples from the US and Delhi has been completely dedicated to monitoring Maharaja’s health situation.

They have administered some very effective medication because of which Guru Maharaja’s fever has now completely reduced and the temperature is now normal as is his breathing. He had some heavy cough which has also now decreased significantly in just one night! He is feeling tired though and so is resting.  The team of Doctors has now decided that for 3-4 days, it would be a better option to have Maharaja admitted at a leading hospital where he could be cared for better and our doctors also could have access to the tests, treatment and progress. We will also have the option of having devotee bystanders with Guru Maharaja for more personalized care. Over these few days, we will get more tests done to ensure that Guru Maharaja has no other complications. This way, they will be able to monitor the vital parameters as we may not be able to do so as effectively here from within the temple environment.

We need to be cautious to rule out any difficulty and so Maharaja would be moving to the hospital tomorrow for a few tests.  He has asked all disciples to continue with their sadhana with great attention and always keep trying to please Srila Prabhupada in this movement. This is something he asks us all always to do. As of now Maharaja is in good spirits. He did a bit of deity worship and chanted his Gayatri like normally he does and as mentioned, was resting well; now he is chanting. With everyone’s prayers, Krishna willing, we may not even have to move Guru Maharaja to the hospital for further tests tomorrow!

I will be posting updates frequently on Guru Maharaja’s health situation. Kindly do not circulate any unnecessary rumors or sentimental messages on any media.

Krishna Priya Das (on behalf of the Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja Health Care Team )

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