Shree Maruthi Guruji, the visionary behind the present development & activities of Shree kshethra Bangaramakki was born in 1978 as the second son among the three sons of Smt. Gangabai and Shri Ganesh Bhat, the hereditary priest of Shri Veeranjaneya Kshethra at Bangaramakki on the banks of river Sharavathi, in Karnataka. He switched over to the study of Sanskrit Grammar and Veda on completion of secondary school and holds a Master’s Degree in the subject. In 1997 when he was just 19, he was anointed as the Dharmadhikari of the Shri Veeranjaneya Kshethra by his father, even when he was still a student. In 2000 he was ordained to continue, the four hundred year long tradition of spiritual counseling for the devotees through Darshana. In 2002 he founded two trusts, Shri Veeranjaneya Religious & Charitable Trust® and Shri Veeranjaneya Educational & Charitable Trust® for philanthropic channelization of the devotees offerings and started various charitable activities among the people.


He founded the CELECT Foundation® in 2011.

He is a source of inspiration to the children, youth and the old alike both for spiritual advancement and socio-economic development, that Bangaramakki has become the most sought out place now for holding training camps of many organizations like NSS, Vidya Poshak.