Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple (Mandir) London
Affiliated to Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Bhuj, Kutch, India
PUJARI (Non-Pastoral Religious Worker)
The Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple (London) in accordance with Vedic Hindu rituals, idols (murtis) of Hindu deities have been installed. Accordingly murtis require a certain level of care and attention to ensure there purity for God Almighty to reside in them and it is customary for rituals to be performed on a daily basis. Thus, the pujari must have been instructed in performance of the duties in India under training from Swamis (Saints).
Role Profile & Responsibilities
Prepare all murtis for darshan by 7:30am and 4:30pm daily
Waking each individual murti of each God whilst also reciting the appropriate mantra.
Bathing mentally and physically (according to each murti) per the Vedic method whilst also reciting the appropriate mantra.
Dressing each individual murti of each God appropriately for morning darshan, afternoon darshan and evening darshan
Performing the aarti for each individual murti of each God whilst also reciting the appropriate mantra.
Appropriately preparing and then offering to each individual murti of each God food and water, four times during the day, whilst also reciting the appropriate mantra.
Finally in the evening placing each individual murti of each God to sleep whilst also reciting the appropriate mantra
Prepare all items for puja in readiness for all religious events according to the Hindu calendar with special attention to the Swaminarayan Sampraday, as directed by the Temple Management.
Accompany the murti of God which followers and non-followers request visit their home to celebrate/occasion good luck, reciting the appropriate mantra at their homes, as directed by the Temple Management.
Recite divine/Vedic blessings/mantras at special occasions such as; marriage, illness, bereavement etc, in consultation with the temple management.
Keep the murti showcase (sinhasan) in good order and clean and inform Temple Management regarding repairs and renewals requiring attention.
Self-contained accommodation shall be provided on Temple premises and the Pujari shall reside therein as an integral part of the appointment.
Clothing and meals are provided by the Temple from its own resources and the Pujari shall have a free hand at meal preparation. Clothing shall be provided appropriate to the office of Pujari.