Health Update: HH Kadamba Kanana Swami

By Svayam Bhagavan Keshava Swami - 1.3 2023

In June 2022, HH Kadamba Kanana Swami announced the news that a recent health check indicated cancer that had metastasized into the prostate and lungs from the colo/rectal region. At that time doctors indicated that Maharaja’s life span was now limited.

Soon after, Maharaja decided to make his final visits to many countries he had been visiting over his decades of preaching. In September 2022, Maharaja arrived in Sri Vrindavana Dham to conduct a parikrama with hundreds of devotees. Since then, Maharaja has remained in the holy dham.

Over the last several months it has become increasingly difficult for Maharaja to eat and clear from the body. Over time it has gradually diminished to the point that it’s no longer tenable to eat. Now Maharaja is only drinking water. Thus, his health has reached a lower phase. Though he does have times when he seems to spring back, the signs of decline are there. Predicting is hard, but realistically, it looks like the duration of Maharaja’s life span is now in weeks rather than months.

There are daily kirtans in Maharaja’s apartment, but due to his diminished health, he is having restricted contact with devotees. There are, however, regular public kirtans and sanga that anyone can attend, as well as nightly Krishna Book readings led by HH Jayadvaita Swami.