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Hinduism - Who Is A Rtvij?

 

One of the priests who officiated at sacrifices in Hindu sacred texts (Vedas).

The hotr, udgatr, adhvaryum, and brahman were the four chief priests at sacrifices.


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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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