New Delhi: The Kashi Vishwanath Temple got its first Trustee from Tamil Nadu on Saturday. K Venkat Ramana Ghanapati will join the board of Trustees, overseeing the revamp & refurbishment of the temple complex. The move assumes significance as it comes on a day when the city is flagging off ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’, a month-long program to rediscover the ancient civilizational bond between Kashi & Tamil Nadu.
In the ‘Kashi Tamil Sangamam’, more than 2,500 delegates from Tamil Nadu are expected to participate. The area surrounding the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is predominantly inhabited by Tamil migrant families.
K Venkat Ramana Ghanapati was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 19th August 1973. He studied B.Com in the Holy city itself.
His father V Krishnamurthy Ghanapadi was a renowned Ghanapadigal and Vedic scholar of Kashi. He was awarded the most prestigious President Award in 2015 for his proficiency in Sanskrit and Indian Scriptures.
Venkat Ramana’s forefathers upto 5 generations have been associated with Vedic rituals of Kashi. They are doing great service to the South Indian society in performing sacred rituals in original purest form when they visit Varanasi for same.
He is the first person of Tamil origin who has been made Trustee at Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust by UP Government.