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A charm against noxious reptiles and insects

1Slaying the Rākshasas, the Sun mounts upward in the front of
  Āditya, from the mountains, seen of all, destroying things
2The kine had settled in their pen, wild animals sought their lairs
  The wavelets of the brooks had passed away, and were beheld
   no more.
3I have brought Kanva's famous Plant, life-giving, and itself
  The medicine that healeth all: may it suppress my hidden foes.

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