The Utsav began at 7am, with the reading of Swamishri's blessings and arti. Dhun was sung as senior devotees did the first pradakshina of the Akshar Deri. Breakfast was served to all visitors until 11am, and from thereafter, a hot meal was available to all until 8pm. As people began to arrive, hourly sessions were made so that pradakshina could be done by all. Volunteers were in their places before 6am and served until well after 10pm. Devotees and friends performed pradakshina, coming from as far afield as Southampton and Ashton-u-Lyne. Santos visited in two groups, in the afternoon and in the evening.