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Swami Purushottampriyadas has been tested Covid-19 positive a few days ago. He has been hospitalized. His condition has not improved, he is om ventilator, said the close associates.
In a press release issued by the sect on Sunday, the officials mentioned that a meeting was held on July 9. While Swami Purushottampriyadas had been chosen by his guru Swami Muktajeevan as his successor, no such selection could be made by the current head so far.
As the health condition of Purushottampriyadas, the devotees referred to Sant-Parshad Bandharan (constitution) and unanimously supported the appointment of Swami Shastri Jitendrapriyadas . The sect, spread across several countries, has about 250 temples affiliated along with schools, colleges, hostels, hospitals and drug rehabilitation centres.
Selection of Swami Shastri Jitendrapriyadas as the spiritual successor of Swami Purushottampriyadas, the current head of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, Maninagar