1. Kesava. An ascetic in Himavā. His
story is given in the Kesava Jātaka. He is identified with Baka Brahmā
(J.iii.145; S. i.144; SA.i.165; MA.i.555). He is sometimes addressed as Kesi.
E.g., J. iii.144, 362.
2. Kesava. An Ascetic, also called
Nārada. He saw the Buddha Atthadassī and paid him homage. He was a previous
birth of Pavittha Thera, who is evidently identical with Ekadamsaniya. Ap.i.168;
3. Kesava. Another name for Vāsudeva
(q.v.). It is said that he was so called on account of his beautiful hair (kesasobhanatāya).