Swami was invited to go to Madagascar, and on the boat he met a man who suggested he should visit Mauritius. In 1968, Swami returned to Perth after seven years. Those whom he had met in 1961 were delighted to listen to his talks and sit at his feet and partake in the lively discussions (always laced with humour) and meditation sessions.
Swami agreed. That was a beginning of a love affair between the Mauritians and Swamiji. He stayed at a temple in the beginning, but it wasn’t long before a beautiful ashram evolved on some land donated by a seeker.
Swami conducted wonderful retreats/seminars on the various beautiful beaches of Mauritius. Soon he was holding meditation every morning, with satsang each evening. Many families invited him to their house for dinner and satsang. On special Days – Sivaratri, Krishna Janmastami, and the 10-day Durga worship - large crowds would gather to listen to Swami chanting the Sanskrit mantras, and giving a discourse. He often spoke on the radio and television. One of his joys was to visit schools and talk to the children.
Each year he left Mauritius to travel to various Western countries. While he was away the devotees of the ashram lovingly kept up the programmes and waited eagerly for his return. Though he travelled abroad every year for a few months, he always returned to Mauritius for the Durga Puja.
Soon Westerners started coming to join in the spiritual feast. They came from all over the world, both young and old, most of them practitioners or teachers of yoga. A devotee gave Swami money for a car. Instead, he bought a little motorcycle, and used the remainder of the money to publish books. Swamiji on his motor bike.