Temple Priest

Job description

Lakshmi Narayana Trust - London E12

£17,000 a year


Job Summary:

Location: London

Hours: 40 per week

Days: 5-6 per week

Salary: 17000 per annum

Job Type: Full time

Employer: Lakshmi Narayana Trust (Sri Mahalakshmi Temple)

Job Title: Temle Priest

Posting Date: 05/06/2018

Closing Date: 05/07/2018

Number of vacancies: 4


About us:

Lakshmi Narayana Trust is a Hindu Religious charity that runs a very big temple (Sri Mahalakshmi Temple) in London for the Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi and Lord Sri Narayanar. The devotees visit the temple from all over the UK, Europe and also from all over the world. The temple is also having Sri Hanuman and number of other deities. The Temple also provides free food (annadhanam/prasadham) to the devotees in the afternoon and evening and we offer neivedhyamto the deities three times a day.



The candidate will be paid annual salary of £17,000.00 for 40 hours of work per week. We comply with the National Minimum Wage regulations and we also provide holiday pay and other benefits according to the laws of UK.


Job Description:

The Temple Priests are responsible for doing poojas, chanting mantras, abhishegam, alangaram, homam according to the strict Hindu agamas (rules) and the Priests are the only qualified persons to enter into the main shrine where Sri Mahalakshmi and Sri Narayanar is installed. The Temple Priests are responsible for the abhishekam (bathing deities), alangaram (decorating deities) archanai (chanting mantras) and pooja (worship). Priests are responsible for preachings Veda and Hindu faith to the adults and children from Hindu families to enrich their knowledge about their Hindu faith.


Qualification and Skills:

Candidates should affirm their faith as a Hindu as the job role involves assisting in worshipping and performing poojas for the Hindu Gods and the preparation of the food in a traditional way and offering to the deities and devotees. Candidates should have sufficient training and experience under a senior priest in the Hindus Vedas and agarmas to enable to carry out the duties of the Temple Priest. Candidates should be willing to accept both Saiva and Vaishnava faith of Hinduism as the Temple is having both deities. Candidates are expected to be more spiritual and godly and obtained and learnt mantras and customary way of worshipping the God traditionally from the Senior Priests of Temples. Candidates are expected to consider this role as a service to God.

The person with at least three years’ training and experience in a similar role is essential.


How to apply:

Please apply by replying to this advert or by post to:

The President

Lakshmi Narayana Trust

Sri Mahalakshmi Temple

241 High Street North

London E12 6SJ

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £17,000.00 /year