Shrimad Keshavendra Theertha Swamiji – 1583 to 1670
Shrimad Yadavendra Thirtha initiated Shrimad Keshavendra Theertha Swamiji as his disciple. The Matha building at Basrur of Kundapur was founded by Shrimad Keshavendra. While the followers built a building in Hejmadi and donated it to the Swamiji. Shrimad Keshavendra also bought some land in Kochi with a intention to expand the Math premises.
Another Math at Kundapur was gifted to him by his followers.Shrimad Keshavendra initiated two Shishyas namely Shrimad Upendra Theertha and Shrimad Yadavendra Theertha II. These two shishyas had plots adjacent to each other.
The final days of Shri Keshavendra Theertha Swamiji was spent in Basrur. His end came on Febraury 27, 1670. He was 87 year old.