After a long and tiring journey from London, His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj, sants and haribhakto arrived at the Shree Swaminarayan Temple, New Jersey during the late evening of the 1st August 2002.

This was only a very brief visit to the USA. The primary purpose was to perform the first anniversary ceremony at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Secaucus, New Jersey.

During this short, two week tour, HDH Acharya Swamishree fulfilled the wishes of all His disciples. Acharya Swamishree disregarded any need for His own rest. Night and day, He performed parayans and padharamanis, sometimes travelling great distances. Part of the tour also included a visit to Chicago.