Dasehra

noun
Da·se·hra
variants: or Dasara or Dusserah \ˈdəsərə \ or Dasahara \ˌdəs(h)əˈhərə \ or Dasahra \ˈdəsərə \
plural -s

Definition of Dasehra 

: a 10-day Hindu festival originally in honor of the Ganges but later of Durga and held in the month Asin

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History and Etymology for Dasehra

Sanskrit daśaharā, literally, one taking away ten (sins), from daśa ten + harā, feminine of hara carrier, from harati he carries, takes; akin to Greek chortos pasturage, grass, enclosure

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