Maharaji began to receive invitations to speak from many different parts of the world. During the following year he was to visit Germany, Switzerland, Kenya, South Africa, Japan and Australia. Everywhere he went he and his message met with a warm reception. The size of his events was getting bigger and bigger.
Actually everywhere he went he met with derision except for a tiny majority of receptive hippies and ex-hippies. The size of his audiences grew rapidly from six people until 1973 when the Millenium '73 festival, "the most Holy and significant event in human history" (as Rawat wrote in his invitation letter) showed there were no more than 15-20,000 Western premies dedicated enough to attend this most Holy and significant event in human history. Outside of India crowds around 20,000 gathered on a few occasions in the late 70's and in the late 80's and later around 10,000 gathered a couple of times.