On Tuesday 20 May 2008, Acharya Swamishree travelled from Kutch to Mumbai for a routine health check-up. During this, it was apparent to the doctors that some degree of blockage had occurred in the main arteries of the heart. On the advice of the specialist cardiologists, Acharya Swamishree underwent a cardiac angiograph examination on Wednesday 21 May.

Updated 27th May 2008

“When the Lord and His Satpurush assume a human form amongst the universe for the salvation of souls, all their actions are just like those of humans. However, disciples should remember that all these characteristics are for the salvation of souls and attribute them all as being divine episodes.”
Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Vachanamrut GFS 72

On Tuesday 20 May 2008, Acharya Swamishree travelled from Kutch to Mumbai for a routine health check-up. During this, it was apparent to the doctors that some degree of blockage had occurred in the main arteries of the heart. On the advice of the specialist cardiologists, Acharya Swamishree was admitted to the Cumballa Hill Hospital and Heart Institute, where He underwent a cardiac angiograph examination on Wednesday 21 May. Balloon angioplasty was performed and a small cardiac stent inserted to keep the vessel open. Acharya Swamishree was completely conscious throughout the procedure.

He was kept in intensive care until Thursday afternoon for monitoring, and returned to Mandir on Friday afternoon.

On His return to Mandir, Acharya Swamishree sent a message to all the disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi. “My heartfelt Jay Shree Swaminarayan to all the sants and disciples living in India and around the world. By the grace of supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayan, Jeevanpran Shree Abji Bapashree and our Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa, and in answer to all your prayers, I am in good health and am rapidly recovering from the surgery. Bapashree says in His discourses, ‘the body takes on many different appearances each day; sometimes it is well, sometimes it is ill. However, a true disciple does not take any notice of such appearances and happily accepts that whatever is happening, is occurring, due to the will of the merciful Lord.’ At Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, the supreme Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa forever presides and fulfils the spiritual desires of all His faithful disciples. Never forget the grandeur of the divine shelter that you have attained and remain sincere and faithful to the Lord, at Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, throughout your lifetime. Jay Shree Swaminarayan.”

Acharya Swamishree travelled to Kutch on Tuesday 27th May 2008.

By the grace of the supreme Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, Acharya Swamishree is in good health and we are all praying for a speedy and complete recovery.