Becoming a Purohit


Purohits are priests who lead worship services, officiate at festivals, and perform ceremonies and rituals in Hindu temples and in the homes of devotees. They are also known as temple priests and family priests; female priests are called purohitas. There were an estimated 1,600 purohits in India during the mid-2010s, according to the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in Pune, India.