Kanchi Kamakoti pontiff Jayendra Saraswati hospitalised in Vijayawada after falling unconscious while performing puja.
G. Swaminathan | HENB | Vijaywada | Aug 30, 2016:: Kanchi Kamkotipeetham Acharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Mahswamigal was on Tuesday admitted to a private hospital here for a respiratory problem and dip in the glucose and sodium level. He is being kept on ventilator but his condition was stable, sources said.
‘A team of five doctors was attending to him and his condition was stable and responsive’, said the hospital authorities.
Earlier, the acharya attended the launch of ”Krishna Pushkaram” at the Durga Ghat, and he, along with his disciples, performed a special puja for the river god and Goddess Kanakadurga.
It is reported that the Octogenarian Hindu Seer fell unconsciousness while performing a puja in Vijayawada on Tuesday. He has been admitted at Andhra Hospital and has been placed under the medical observation in the intensive care unit.
Hospital sources said that the pontiff was observing Chaturmaasya Deeksha and was bathing in River Krishna everyday followed by day-long fasting and performing puja before consuming any food in the evening for the last fortnight. As a result, his blood sugar levels and sodium levels have come down heavily following which he fell unconscious. The doctors said that such fasting had bad effect on the health condition of Jayendra Saraswati at this elderly age. It is learnt that he has been kept on ventilator.
Though the doctors insisted that there was no life threat to the spiritual personality of this age, they have invited some doctors from Chennai to provide better treatment without any lapses. “The doctors in Chennai check and treat him regular basis and hence, we thought they could easily judge his condition and provide better medical care,” a doctor told HENB.
Sadguru Shankara Jayendra Saraswathi Mahaswamigal of Kanchi Kamkotipeetham is the spiritual Guru of crores of devotees India and abroad. He was one of the chief mentors of Ramjanmabhoomi Movement and runs hundreds of spiritual, educational and social welfare centers for the cause of a powerful Hindu empowerment.