In 1972 Varsana Swami had the great fortune of meeting his beloved Spiritual Master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. That encounter so profoundly impacted Varsana Swami, that he was inspired to join the Brooklyn temple. Shortly thereafter, he relocated to New Vrindaban and began what is now nearly five decades of devotional service there. Varsana Swami has performed a variety of seva over the years including raising and training draft animals for farming; pujari service; conservation work; and heading up the excavation department responsible for literally carving out the infrastructure of New Vrindaban.
Imbibing the instructions of his Guru, Srila Prabhupada, Varsana Swami has been envisioning and sculpting landscapes throughout New Vrindaban since the early ’70s. His heart is vested in seeing and revealing the glory and beauty of the Dhama to fulfill his spiritual master’s desire; as expressed in Srila Prabhupada’s letter dated 18th February 1970.
“try your best to construct New Vrindaban as an exact duplicate of Vrindaban and that will give me the highest pleasure.”
For the last few years, Varsana Swami has been battling Chronic Lyme Syndrome and most recently has developed a severe acute episode which has further complicated his progress in healing. The neurological conditions suggest Lyme disease is the cause. This newest occurrence has exacerbated Varsana Swami’s debilitation to the point of also aggravating other pre-existing health conditions.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of an infected deer tick. It is a type of parasite that travels through the body randomly attacking various organs, systems and affecting bodily functions. In this case, the current health challenges and symptoms which Varsana Swami is struggling to manage are:
● Chronic Fatigue to the extent of light-headedness and fainting
● Joint pain stiffness; aggravated arthritis
● Neurological dysfunction
● Cognitive impairment
● Sleep deprivation due to night time pain and exasperated allergic reactions
● Gastrointestinal disorders
A group of committed followers have come together as his medical team and have secured an effective protocol. Varsana Swami has started to receive the treatment and care he desperately requires to improve his condition and to continue his services to Srila Prabhupada and New Vrindaban Dhama.
We do, however, require some funds to cover his health costs as they are mainly alternative and not covered by any insurance plan. Supporting Varsana Swami in returning to a stable health condition will allow him to expertly assist in finishing his offering of seva to the Dhama for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada, Sri Sri Radha Gopinath, Their devotees, and visitors.
We humbly request your kind assistance in funding and backing this health care program. Thanking you in advance for your contributions and support to restore Varsana Swami’s health.
With much care and gratitude,
Disciples and well-wishers of Varsana Swami
Sandhya R. Banik (Sri Gaurangi Devi Dasi - Disciple)
Sweta Bhadra (Sita Devi Dasi - Disciple)
Sharan Nathan (Aspiring Disciple)
Sanchayeni Balasubramanian (Cintamani Devi Dasi - Disciple)
Karthik Vadambacheri Manian (Kartika Chandra Das - Disciple)
- Ramakrishna Boddupalli
- Gaurav Mathur
- Chandrabanu Das
- NARENDRA K GADHAMSETTY
- Atma Devi Dasi
Fundraising team: Medical Team of H.H. Varsana Swami (3)
Karthik Vadambacheri Manian
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