On 9 July 2008, Acharya Swamishree commenced His tour of the South-East region of the USA.
Departing from Tennessee, He visited Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. In all these cities, Acharya Swamishree held general assemblies during which He imparted spiritual guidance to all the disciples of Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, and many others who were interested to learn about the Swaminarayan religion. Acharya Swamishree also visited the homes of disciples and blessed them all.
The Gurupoonam festival was celebrated on 18 July in Maryland. Many of the disciples from around this region were blessed with the opportunity of performing adoration to Gurudev Swamibapa on this auspicious day.