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Who Are Ritviks Qualification Details
Those who have followed the procedures in Homas,Sacrificial 🔥 Fires Ceremonies conducted would have noticed terms like Acharya,Hotar and Rikvik.While people can identify Acharya, not many people know about Ritvik.
The Vedic priest who officiates Vedic sacrifices or rituals known as Yajnas is known as Ritvik . Qualification as below.
Well-versed in the Vedas.
Should have gained his knowledge the guru, in the guru-shishya tradition of learning.
Of good lineage.
He should have been leading a pure life.
Types of Rikviks
Hotar representing the Rig Veda
Adhvarya representing the Yajur Veda
Udgatar representing the Sama Veda
Brahma representing the Atharva Veda
Each one of these Ritviks has three assistants . Details.