Dasehra

noun Da·se·hra \ˈdəsərə\\ˌdəs(h)əˈhərə\\ˈdəsərə\
variants: or

Dasara

or

Dusserah

\ˈdəsərə\ or

Dasahara

\ˌdəs(h)əˈhərə\ or

Dasahra

\ˈdəsərə\

Definition of Dasehra

plural

-s

  1. :  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 — more at ten, yard


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