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Overview

Archakas lead worship services, perform ceremonies and rituals, and officiate at festivals in Hindu temples. They tend to the spiritual needs of approximately one billion Hindus worldwide (including 2.5 million in the United States). The majority of archakas are male, but a growing number are female. Archakas are also known as pandits, pujaris, and temple priests.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Helpful

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Temple Administrator

Archaka

Assistant Archaka