Meaning of pujari in English:


Pronunciation /puːˈdʒɑːri/

nounplural noun pujaris

  • A Hindu priest.

    ‘Innumerable pandas and pujaris await the pilgrims to help them with their worship.’
    • ‘The chief pujari from Vrindavan India and the Pope are in a meeting in Rome.’
    • ‘Working closely together as a mighty band of apprentice pujaris, they assist their teacher and his staff in performing grand ensemble pujas, abhishekams and homas for local Hindu temples and homes.’
    • ‘The robe, the pujari said, is replaced every year by the former princely family of Kolhapur.’
    • ‘Even the pujari will continue to officiate in the temple within the complex.’


Via Hindi from Sanskrit pūjā ‘worship’.