Smt. Renuka Nagaraju (1949-2016) Wife of Dr. M. Nagaraju was born in Shivamogga, and raised in Bangalore. While living in the US, she was instrumental in promoting Indian culture and values by establishing the Paschima Kasi Viswanatha Temple and the Chinmaya Tapovanam Center in Flint, Michigan in 1980. After raising her three children, Smt Renuka completed her Masters degree in Social work from the University of Michigan.
She also pursued her interest in Spiritual studies by attending the Two year Vedanta course in Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in 2005. A visionary, she conceived and guided the establishment of Suvarnamukhi Samskrithi Dhama.