As I said elsewhere, the patch does not fix the problem for me.
The patch did not fix my problem. If I'm reading the patch notes correctly the quest only un-botches if you had started it prior to the character's death. My Parvati "died" before I began the questline, and it immediately botches when I attempt to start it. I put the game down a week ago while waiting for the issue to be resolved. I appreciate all the hard work the devs are putting into the game, but I don't see myself picking it back up until the problem is fixed.