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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 in 2014, according to the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in Pune, India. They also work throughout Asia (especially in India) as well as in Western countries such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Temple Administrator


Assistant Purohita

Temple Volunteer