Definition of Dussehra in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌʃərə/
(also Dasehra, Dusserah)


The tenth and final day of the Hindu festival of Navaratri, usually in October. In southern India it especially commemorates the victory of the god Rama over the demon king Ravana.
Example sentences
  • Thackeray gave his call in October during his annual address at a rally on the occasion of the Hindu festival, Dussehra.
  • This is prepared for the beginning of the festival of Dasehra, a ten-day festival celebrated all over India to commemorate the victory of the good Prince Rama over the army of the demon Ravana.
  • On October 5, there is Dussehra and Lakshmi Puja.


From Hindi daśahrā, from Sanskrit daśaharā.

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