His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj is the sixth and present spiritual guru of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. HH Mahant Swami Maharaj was born to Dahiben and Manibhai Narayanbhai Patel on 13 September 1933 (Bhadarva vad 9, Samvat 1989) in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. He was ordained a swami by Yogiji Maharaj in 1961 and named Sadhu Keshavjivandas. As he was appointed the head (mahant) of the mandir in Mumbai, he became known as Mahant Swami.
He travels throughout the world inspiring people through his insightful discourses for their spiritual progress. His devout, humble and service-focused life combined with profound devotion to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Gurus are the ideals that all devotees aspire to attain.