Minimum No entry barrier

Not required

The tasks a Purohit is expected to perform include:

Performing religious rites and ceremonies of Hindus on behalf of persons engaging him

Performing rites, marriage, birth of child ceremony, sacred thread ceremony, etc. by chanting religious hymns

Reciting from scriptures and/or performing havans, kirtans, etc. to invoke divine blessing

Worshipping deity in temple

Skilled in performing Vedic rituals/ceremonies

Knowledge of all worshipping rites

In-depth knowledge of all the mantras, rituals and religious verses

Knowledge of astrology

Not required


Good communication skills


Good interpersonal and communication skills


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Temples are usually open for 7 days a week and 10/12 hours everyday. This may vary from temple to temple

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

Will be updated

Religion is one of the basic institutions of any society. It is a universal system which is found in every society. Religion can be understood as a social system in which there is common faith, worship, rituals, customs and traditions. Religion is an intrinsic part of life of Indians. This is what, in a way, gives them an identity and also becomes a basis of their day to day lifestyle. Being a secular and diverse country, many different religions are practised in India. The people here are a healthy mix of different religions and know how to co-exist peacefully. People in India are very religious. Every occasion is celebrated with a religious ceremony. The duty of a Purohit is not just reciting mantras and performing havans, etc., but also to spread the knowledge that they have acquired to others as well. The demand for a learned and kind-hearted Purohit is high in India.

Religious institutions


Cities and towns across India