Definition of pujari in English:

pujari

noun

  • 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.’
    • ‘Even the pujari will continue to officiate in the temple within the complex.’
    • ‘The robe, the pujari said, is replaced every year by the former princely family of Kolhapur.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Via Hindi from Sanskrit pūjā ‘worship’.

Pronunciation

pujari

/pʊˈdʒɑːri/