Srila B A Keshava Maharaja is a native to New Zealand and appeared in this world in Invercargill in 1967. At the young age of 17 he quickly developed attraction to the path of Bhakti and joined with the Vaisnava tradition in 1985 under the teachings of Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupad. For 10 years he lived in ashrams and travelled throughout  the  world receiving vital lessons on the path of Bhakti by various teachers and well wishers and also lectured and taught in numerous ashrams around the globe. In 1995 he met his eternal Master Om vishnupada Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja and received Harinama initiation, then in 1997 Diksha Gayatri mantra from his Gurudev personally in Navadwipa India. For many years he was assisting in his Gurudev s mission in the UK, Ireland, India  and Sweden. In October 2012 Srila Keshava Maharaja entered into the sacred order of Sannyasa awarded to him by his Godbrother Srila Trivikrama Maharaja from Brazil. Srila Trivikrama Maharaja expressed, "I consider Srila Govinda Maharaja has arranged your Sannyasa and as I am doing the service of Guru, you must also embrace the preaching revolution and begin doing the needful in the South Pacific and also give connection and training to the newcomers". Srila Keshava Maharaja is based in the South Pacific and is currently teaching between NZ and Australia, the Divine path of Bhakti Yoga, as revealed and taught by Srila Govinda Maharaja and Srila Sridhara Maharaja.