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.
HH Mahant Swami’s profound discourses have enlightened countless devotees and well-wishers and motivated them to adopt pious, addiction-free lives. His saintliness and devotion to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and gurus Yogiji Maharaj and Pramukh Swami Maharaj have left a lasting impression on innumerable devotees.