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Dasehra

[duhs-er-uh] /ˈdʌs ər ə/
noun
1.
a Hindu festival symbolizing the triumph of good over evil, celebrated for ten days in October.
Also, Dasahara
[duhs-uh-huhr-uh] /ˌdʌs əˈhʌr ə/ (Show IPA)
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Also called Durga Puja.
Origin of Dasehra
< Sanskrit daśaharā literally, (goddess) who takes away the ten major sins
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  • It is here that the Gangor and Dasehra Solemnities are celebrated.

    Beast and Man in India John Lockwood Kipling

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