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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Origin and Etymology of 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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