Pujari, Pujāri, Pūjārī: 6 definitions

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Pujari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Pūjārī (पूजारी) refers to:—A priest, or devotee who performs worship of the deity. (cf. Glossary page from Arcana-dīpikā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Pūjārī (पूजारी) refers to:—A temple priest. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pujāri.—(EI 5, 15), a priest; a temple priest; called Pūjārī or Pūjāhārī (Sanskrit Pūjādhārin) in the early medieval records of Orissa. Note: pujāri is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pujārī (पुजारी):—(nm) a worshipper, adorer; Hindu priest; hence ~[pana] (nm).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pūjāri (ಪೂಜಾರಿ):—[noun] a man paying homage, veneration or devotion to a deity; a worshipper.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Pujārī (पुजारी):—n. 1. one who worships; worshipper; 2. temple or shrine priest who perform puja;

2) Pūjārī (पूजारी):—n. priest; worshipper;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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