pujari

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Borrowed from Hindi पुजारी (pujārī).

pujari/priests

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pujari (plural pujaris)

  1. (Hinduism) Someone who performs a puja, especially a priest in a Hindu temple.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 48:
      The pujari at the Kalika Mata temple lightly tolls the bell and then in a voice that is as clear and crystalline as the sky this morning sings the Surya Stotra.
    • 2000, Bhagwan Gidwani, Return of the Aryans:
      The pujari saw the headman's anger and said to Hiranbai, 'God bless you, child, for your good work for all these God's creatures.'

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