We were introduced to pujas and havans at Shri Mataji’s house in Hurst Green. An Indian Brahmin from Southall was called to officiate and we joined in as best we could. We would sit there while he went through the mantras and did everything. The aarti took the form of a record being played which had the Om Jai Jagad Shri Hare aarti on it. It was the music of Sabko Dua Dena, but it was the original aarti.
There was a small trickle of seekers coming to see Shri Mataji during this time, mostly people we had invited, but no one else ‘stuck’ during this year.