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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