Sri Ram Janam Bhoomi Prana Pratishta competition logo.jpg

Sri Ram Janam Bhoomi Prana Pratisha Article Competition winners

Rāmāyaṇa where ideology and arts meet narrative and historical context by Prof. Nalini Rao

Rāmāyaṇa tradition in northeast Bhārat by Virag Pachpore


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Udgātṛ literally means ‘the chanter'.

In any Vedic sacrifice, four principal priests are involved. The udgātṛ is the third priest representing the Sāmaveda. His main duty is to chant the sāmans[1] at the appropriate stages in the sacrifice. Sometimes he also has to perform some minor rites. He has three assistants. They are:

  1. Prastotṛ
  2. Pratihartṛ
  3. Subrahmaṇya


  1. Sāmans means mantras of the Sāmaveda.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore