Veteran and dynamic personality Rev. Shastri Harikeshavdasji, living in Gandhinagar, Sector 23, started his life as a saint at Kalupur, Swaminarayan Temple in samvat year 2014 dated 17th December 1957. He lived there for 21 years.
He has the degree of “Vedantacharya”, “Vedantatirtha” etc.
He preaches Saptah-Parayan all over the world i.e. England, Sweden, Norway, America, Africa and so on.
He is all comprehensive vakta (Preacher) in the Swaminarayan sect. So far he has addressed round about 250 Saptah-Katha on various scripture such as Shrimad Bhagvat, Shiksapatri, Satsangi Jivan, Satsangi Bhushan etc.
Shastriji gives discourses to school students, social functions and anti-addiction functions.
Temples have been erected in Madras, Nagpur, Morvad, Martoli, and Gandhinagar under his guidance.
Bal Mandal and Yuvak Mandal are run in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar by his able inspirations where kids and youngsters are given guidance to live addiction-free life, pure living and good behavior.
Shastriji spread the message of discipline, peace, punctuality and cleanliness.
Shastri Shree Harikeshavdasji has two disciples, named Shastri Shree HariPriyadasji and Swami ShriRangdasji, who always step up Guruji’s activities.