variants or Dasara or Dusserah
or Dasahara
or Dasahra
plural -s
: a 10-day Hindu festival originally in honor of the Ganges but later of Durga and held in the month Asin

Word History


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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“Dasehra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dasehra. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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