A pujari performing the puja rituals in Varanasi, India.

A pujari or archaka (Sanskrit: पूजारी) is a Hindu temple priest. The word comes from the Sanskrit word "पूजा" meaning worship. They are responsible for performing temple rituals, including (pūjā) and aarti. Pujari are mainly drawn from the Hindu Brahmin. Both men and women can be pujari.

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