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    hegira

    hegira - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hegira

    Definition
    (noun) the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era; the Muslim calendar begins in that year
    Synonyms : hejira
    Definition
    (noun) a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
    Synonyms : exodus , hejira
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hegira

HAJ YATRA...people go to haj yatra in great numbers to a holy place

Picture a guy jumping over a HEDGE to escape a GIRAFFE -- HEDGE GIRAFFE

Hegira = he + gira (fall down); He fall down infront of God to get relief from evil.

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