Temple Musician – Thavil (Drum)

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:  Temple Musician – Thavil (Drum)

Posting Date:  05/06/2018

Closing Date:  05/07/2018

Number of vacancy:  1


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. Nadhaswaram (Indian Pipe) music are played during the pooja, homam, abhishekam to the deities to make the devotees more involved in the prayers. It is a divine nature of the music as called mangala isai and it is very traditional to have in the Hindu temple.



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:

We urgently need a Temple Musician – Thavil (Drum) to play the music during all pooja, homam and abhishekam times morning, afternoon and evening.

The Temple Musician – Thavil (Drum) assist the priests by playing the music and it is purely religious and co-ordination between the priests is very important. Should also perform during thirukkalyanam, which happens minimum of 20 times a year, and also srinivasa thirukkalyanam, which happens once a year, and also perform on chariot festival procession outside the temple once in a year.


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. The Temple Musician – Thavil (Drum) must know how to play in the temple during various types of poojas and all these include various devotional songs with various ragas and thalam. They should be a qualified person to perform this mangala isai. Candidates should be a talented musician and are expected to consider this role as a service to God.

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