Dada Dhuniwale (his sanctity Swami Keshvanandji Maharaj), from Khandwa
of Madhya Pradesh
, is remembered among the holy saints like Shirdi Saibaba and Taj-ud-din jaj-ul-oulia. A great wandering saint, Dadaji always sat before the holy fire (called ‘dhuni’) so known as Dada Dhuniwale (Dada means grandfather). The mass remembers him as the incarnation of Lord Shiva
The Samadhi of Dadaji is situated in Khandwa, about 3 km south of the Khandwa Bus Station. The court of Dadaji, known as Dada Darbar, was situated at this place. Dhuni has been continuously flaming here since his time. The devotees from all over India gather here on the occasion of Guru Poornima and pay rich tribute to the saint.
Around 27 dham (places of worship) are constructed all over India in honor of Dada Dhuniwale.