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Hinduism - Who Is A Purohit?

 

("one who is set in front of others") In the Brahmanas' sacrificial religion, the most significant of the priestly officials.

The purohit was in charge of overseeing the other sacrificial priests, such as the rtvij and the hotr, and ensuring that the animal sacrifices were carried out correctly.

The purohit was often associated with a specific king and was also relied upon to conduct ceremonies for the common good.

This latter definition has remained in current times, and the name is often used to refer to one's family priest, who will conduct certain ceremonies for the family.


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Hinduism - Who Is A Hotr In Brahmana Literature? What Are The Brahminic Duties Of A Hotr?



Brahmana literature, one of the later strands of the holy text known as the Vedas, mentions a kind of priest.

The Brahmanas primarily served as instructions for performing sacrifice ceremonies, which mostly comprised the burning of gifts in a holy fire.

These procedures were so intricate that they necessitated the use of ritual professionals such as the hotr, adhvaryum, udgatr, and brahman.

The sacrificial priest, known as the hotr, chanted passages from the Rg Veda that were employed in the sacrifice. 


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