Agraharam - The residential Brahmin locality.
Amirtha - Immortality. A food or potion of the gods that confers immortality.
Ananda - Bliss, Ecstasy.
Apsara - A female beauty of divine orders.
Araadhana - Worship.
Archana - Worship.
Ashtakam - A collection of eight hymns or prayers.
Ashtama-Siddhies - The eight great miraculous powers.
Bhajan - A collective singing of religious songs usually accompanied by musical instruments.
Bharata Natya - A form of Indian dance founded by the sage Bharata Muni.
Brahmam, Brahman - The ultimate infinite Godhead.
Brahma-Sutras - Aphorisms on Brahman.
Brindavan - The densely sylvan mythical tract of Bliss and beauty on the banks of the river Jumna where Lord Krishna is said to have played his love-sports with Gopis, the belles of the cow-herd community.
Carnatic Music - The South-Indian classical music.
Chela - Disciple.
Dharsan - Seeing, Viewing, Sighting.
Kendras - The religious centers for the propagation of righteous conduct.
Dhyana - Meditation.
Gnana - Wisdom.
Homam - A fire ritual.
Indra Loka - Land of Indra, the god of sensuous pleasures and king of Devas.
Jeevatma - The individual soul.
Karma Yoga - Yoga based on selfless action and disinterested performance of one’s duties.
Kirthana - A musical composition.
Krithi - A musical piece of a maestro.
Maarga - The path, way, route.
Maatha - Mother.
Maha Vaakiyas - The four summative sentences of Hindu Vedanta.
Mandap - Usually a colonnaded structure in a religious place or temple.
Manthropadesa - The formal initiation of a disciple by his Guru in a Mantra.
Maya - Illusion.
Moksha - Liberation.
Mona - Self-absorbed silence.
Mutt - Monastery.
Nadha - Sound.
Nadha Brahmam - God conceived as infinite patterns of sound-rhythms. Or simply as the sacred sound "OM".
Natya - Dance.
Nirvikalpa - Non-differentiation.
Panchakshara - The five-lettered mantra of Lord Shiva
Pan-supari - Betal leaves and areca-nut.
Paramatma - Cosmic soul.
Patsala - School.
Prakriti - The primal creative material of the cosmos. The transcendental originating power of all that exists.
Prana pradhishta - Infusion of life into an object or icon or talisman through prescribed rituals.
Prasadam - The food or other edible offering made to a deity.
Puja - Worship.
Punya - A spiritually meritorious deed.
Rishi - Sage.
Sabha - Assembly.
Samadhi - Becoming one with the Divine. A concentrated identification or fusion with the Godhead.
Samudrika-Lakshanas - Anatomical excellences or auspicious formations.
Sanyasin - A world-renouncing ascetic.
Satya - Truth eternal.
Satchitananda - The final bliss or ecstasy that belongs to God. Or the informing substance of God.
Shastra - Scripture.
Shilpa - Sculpture.
Siddhi - Miraculous power.
Siddha purusha - The holy man who has attained siddhies.
Sloka - Hymn.
Swarga - Heaven.
Sama-gana - A form of Vedic music consisting of terrible vibrations and mystic potencies.
Thaala - Sound-patterns of classical drum-music.
Tharka - Debate.
Thillana - A dance number in Bharata-Natya.
Vidwan - A respectable scholar of Advanced Learning.
Yaga - A fire-ritual.
Yagna - A sacrificial offering to a chosen deity through a fire-ceremony.