New Delhi: Just before the start of the month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam on Saturday, the appointment of a Tamilian priest as one of the trustees of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust ( KVT ) has made the bond between Kashi and Tamil Nadu stronger. The temple’s first Ta Milian trustee, K Venkat Rama a Ganapati was born in Chennai in August 1973 but completed his education up to BCom in Varanasi. His father V Krishnamurthy Ganapati was a renowned Ganapadigal and Vedic scholar of Kashi and was awarded the prestigious President Award in 2015 for proficiency in Sanskrit and Indian scriptures.
Ganapati’s five generations have been associated with Vedic rituals performed in the holy city. The Ghanapatis have been doing a great service to South Indian society by performing sacred rituals for the community members when they visit Varanasi.