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Purohit

Aliases: Pandit

Industry/Sector(s): Religious Professionals


JOB DESCRIPTION 
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
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • 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?

No

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Minimum – No entry barrier

KEY COMPETENCIES 
  • 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
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Not Applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Coming soon

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
  • http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_texts
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Temple/Church Trustee

       ↑
Purohit
       ↑
Senior Priest
       ↑
Priest → Teacher, Preacher
Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 
For freshers - ₹ 20,000 to ₹ 40,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Not required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Religious institutions
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Purohit
  • Pandit
  • Pujari
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2636.0200 Purohit
ISCO 2008 2636 Religious Professionals
NIC 2008 94910 Activities of religious organizations
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
REFERENCES 

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