Dasara, a South Indian term for Vijayadashami, derived from the Sanskrit Dasha-hara which means "remover of bad fate", is among the most important festivals celebrated in India. Other regional spellings include Dashera, Dussera and Dussehra in North India.
Specifically, it may refer to:
- in South India, the ten-day festival of Navratri as a whole
- in Nepal, the 15-day festival of Dashain
- in North India, the tenth day of the festival, Vijayadashami
- in Himachal Pradesh, a seven-day festival starting on that day, Kullu Dussehra
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- Durga Puja, the five- or 6 days festival celebrates in Eastern India and elsewhere
- Dasara Elephants, an integral part of the Mysore Dasara festival
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