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Dashami is the Sanskrit word for "ten", and is the tenth day in the lunar fortnight (Paksha) of the Hindu calendar. Each month has two Dashami days, being the tenth day of the "bright" (Shukla) and of the "dark" (Krishna) fortnights respectively. Thus Dashami occurs on the tenth and the twenty-fifth day of each month.
- Pt. Vilas Thuse. "Dasara - Vijaya Dashami". Holy World of Astrology and Pooja Vidhi. Pt. Vilas Thuse. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
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