Sri Sadguru Sant Keshava Dasji is the Founder of Vishwa Shanti Ashrama, Arasinakunte, Nelamangala Taluk, Bangalore and Dashashrama International Center, Rajajinagar, Bangalore.
Sri Sadguru Sant Keshava Dasji hailed from the sacred land of Parashurama, cradled between the towering Western Ghats and rolling waters of Arabian Sea. He was born at Bhadragiri, a suburb of Lord Krishna's Udupi, in a Konkani Gowda Saraswatha Brahmin Madhwa family to the blessed parents Sri B. Venkataramana Pai and Smt. Rukmini Bai in the year 1934.
He graduated in B.A., LLB., Degree at Udupi. In 1959 with his wife and two children came to Bangalore.
Sri Sadguru Sant Keshava Dasji was addressed by his some devotees as "Anna" and most as "Guruji". His fame spread far and wide due to his Harikeertanas (singing and talking about God and our ancient Hindu wisdom). He gave up his profession as a lawyer and took spiritual seek of Sanathana Dharma as his mission of life.
He toured all over India spreading the message of Veda, Upanishad, Bhagavad Gita, Puranas and Life of Saints. His discourses enchanted thousands and attracted them towards spiritual path. He composed more than six thousand devotional bhajans and has compiled them in tapes and CD's. His messages covered the list of all religions without bias. All forms of philosophy were covered in his discourses, books and activities.
Clothed in a white Dhoti, flowing robes and sandals denoting his ministry, Sri Sadguru Sant Keshava Dasji spoke in impeccable Kannada, English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani languages.
After traveling all over India, he travelled abroad carrying the great spiritual messages of Mother India like Swami Vivekananda. He widely travelled in places: London, U.S.A, Germany, Trinidad & Tobago and around the globe incessantly from 1966 to the end of 1996.
Sri Sadguru Sant Keshava Dasji installed Idols of Lord Vittala and Rukmini Devi in Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada, Rajamandry, Vishakapatnam, and in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies.
He met with Pope John Paul n Centenary Celebrations in Washington D.C.
During his functions abroad, he initiated the glorious "Sri Gayatri Mantra" to various deserving aspirants and blessed thousands of families with naming ceremonies of their children, marriage ceremonies etc., and by conducting Sri Satyanarayana Poojas & Satsang Kirtans at homes and temples.
He belonged to distinguished band of Saints who served Mother India and foreign nations with a missionary zeal and conviction, with approach that was universal, orchestral, harmonizing the old and new, East and the West, song and dance, music and speech, intellect and wisdom, common sense and philosophy, humour and pathos, life and soul and man and God.