Akshamala (Aksamala). . A rosary of beads.
Alamkara ( Alankara) . . Ornaments.
Alamkara-puja (Alankara-Puja). . A worship at the time of which the image is decked out in
all its ornaments.
Amalaka (Amalaka). . A member of the architectural scheme of the Shikhar of a temple. It
resembles the amalaka fruit in shape.
Amsha (Amsa). . Part or partial.
Anandi (Anadi). . Without a beginning.
Anandi (Anadi). . Without an end.
Angara (Angara). . Sacred ash smeared on the forehead.
Angarkha (Ahgarakha). . A long flowing coat.
Annachhatra (Annachatra). . An inn where food is distributed free of charge.