The 30-share barometer, which had gained 138.78 points in the previous session, fell by 118.09 points, or 0.44 percent, to 26,513.20.

On similar lines, the broad-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty declined by 24.40 points, or 0.31 percent, to 7,951.10.

Brokers said profit-booking by participants after Wednesday's gains amid mixed trend on other Asian bourses following overnight gains on the US market after Federal Reserve stuck to its easy-money policy influenced sentiments here.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell by 0.67 percent, while Japan's Nikkei moved up by 0.93 percent in early trade.

However, US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended at fresh record high by rising 0.15 percent higher in Wednesday's trade.

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