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One Nadhaswaram  & One Thavil Temple Musician  - Religious Worker

Salary Per Annum:

£18,000 - £20,000. We comply with the National Minimum Wage regulations, provide holiday pay and other benefits according to the laws of UK.

Hours Per Week:


Job Status:

Full Time


London Sri Murugan Temple, 78 Church Road, Manor Park, London E12

Reports To:


Responsible To:


Posting Date:

27 May 23

Closing Date:

27 June 23

Temple Overview


London Sri Murugan Temple is a Hindu Religious charity which was formed  in 1975.  In 2005, the Trustees opened a grand new Temple built mostly in granite with a 50 feet Rajagopuram (Tower) conforming to the South Indian (agama shastra) architectural principle. The Temple has become a phenomenal success not only as a place of worship but also as a community centre for social and cultural services. London Sri Murugan Temple is now a well established landmark in the London Borough of Newham.  Many students from local schools, visitors from further afield and international countries visit the Temple on a regular basis.

Job Purpose

  1. To contribute to organisation growth through the quality service to ensure the musical needs and requirement of the temple and devotees

  2. Thavil (barrel shaped percussion) and Nadhawaram (double reed wind instrument) music is 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.

  3. Be of exemplary character befitting the position of the Thavil musician and adhere to temple processes and policies.

  4. Provide assistance and engage in all religious activities of the temple.

Key Working Relationships

Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees from other Temple(s)
Ancillary Staff
Other Hindu Organizations

Roles & Responsibilities


  • The postholder will be required to perform Thavil and Nadhawaram music during hindu worship services which include ceremonies and rituals.

  • Coordinate with priest(s) to perform divine music during all poojas, homam and abhishekam times which predominately occurs during, morning, midday and evening. The typical hindu rituals and ceremonies may include daily deity worship, ie archana, homam or aarti, special deity celebrations, Sri Murugan, Sri Durga and Lord Vinayagar pooja, Shiva Abhishekham or Govardhan pooja.  Special ceremonies include chariot festival procession, Navarathri, Valakaappu, Skanda Sashti, Poonule Sadanghu, Navagraha pooja and life sacrament ceremonies, ie samskaras, weddings, prebirth and scared thread and other special festivals throughout the year.  These are to be performed at the temple and other religious sites/venues as per the requirements.

  • The postholder should a be a talented and qualified person to perform all essential mangala isai.

  • Carry out such other reasonable religious duties as may be requested from time to time by President, Secretary and/or other board of Trustees.

Other Requirements

  • At least three years’ training and experience in a similar role is essential.

  • Applicant must be Tamil speaking and practice Hinduism.  

  • All applicants are required to provide relevant documentation which demonstrates their eligibility to work in UK.

  • Must have good communication skills and should demonstrate the ability of having good interpersonal skills to work with all priests, devotees, temple staff and board of trustees.

How to Apply:

If you are interested and feel you can contribute then please apply by sending a CV via email or written application to:

The President & Secretary
London Sri Murugan Temple, 78 Church Road, Manor Park, London E12 6AF


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