Agrahayan : A month in the Bengali calendar corresponding to the period between mid-November and mid-December.
Alta : a dye made from lac used by ladies to decorate their feet.
Arati : a ritual performed with lighted lamps and other articles to the accompaniment of the beating of drums and sounding of gongs and rhythmic dance steps.
Atar : indigenous perfume associated with aristocratic Muslim culture.
Batasha : a small button shaped brittle sweet meat made of sugar or molasses.
Bigha : a unit of land measurement.
Chamcha : servile sycophant
Dhanatkanni : a dynasty within a tribe, in this case, a Bagdi, the members of which are destined to donate blood to the deity.
Gamchha : a kind of hand woven indigenous towel.
Ganesha : the god of wealth and success.
Harikath : The wooden block upon which animal sacrifice is done or the wooden frame used for ritual sacrifice before the deity.
Kakima : aunt, fathers younger brother or younger cousins wife.
Katthas : cottah
Lathial : truncheon bearing guards.
Mashima : aunt, mothers sister.
Munish : an attendant.
Natmandir : an annexe to a temple where readings from scriptures and other religious programmes, e.g. performances of religious dramas, recital of devotional songs etc. are held.
Pishi : aunt, father's sister
Prasad : offerings of food and fruits made to the deity.