The Agamic rules require the temple priest to serve and act as an intermediary between the worshipper and God. The temple priests come from families where priesthood is their traditional occupation. They are trained in the skills of priesthood from a young age(usually about 13 years of age). They also have to live a very spiritual and disciplined life. All daily and weekly rituals are performed by these priests. Special occasions demand the presence of more priests, who are brought from other temples or from India.