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Dasehra

[duhs-er-uh]
noun
  1. a Hindu festival symbolizing the triumph of good over evil, celebrated for ten days in October.
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Also Da·sa·ha·ra [duhs-uh-huhr-uh] /ˌdʌs əˈhʌr ə/.

Origin of Dasehra

From the Sanskrit word daśaharā literally, (goddess) who takes away the ten major sins
Also called Durga Puja.
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Historical Examples

  • It is here that the Gangor and Dasehra Solemnities are celebrated.

    Beast and Man in India

    John Lockwood Kipling