November 25, 1948 |
(now in Karnataka, India)
|Based in||Dharmastala, Karnataka, India|
|Period in office||1968 - present|
|Predecessor||Dharmadhikari Ratnavarma Heggade|
|Post||Dharmadhikari(Hereditary administrator) of Dharmasthala Temple|
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Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Veerendra Heggade (born November 25, 1948) is a philanthropist and the hereditary administrator/Dharmadhikari of the Dharmasthala Temple. He succeeded to the post of Dharmadhikari at the age of 20, on October 24, 1968 becoming the 21st Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala Temple.
Born in the Jain Bunt Pergade Dynasty, He is the eldest among the five children born to Rathnamma Heggade (née Shetty) and Dharmadhikari Ratnavarma Heggade, the others being sons Harshendra Kumar, Surendra Kumar and Rajendra Kumar and a daughter Padmalata Heggade. Dharmadhikari Dr Veerendra Heggade is married to Hemavathi Heggade and has a daughter named Shraddha. Dharmadhikari Heggade is a car collector and photography aficionado. His car collection is on display in Dharmastala.
Contribution towards preserving Tuluva culture
Shri Veerendra Hegde with Shri Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji in August 2013.
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