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A charm against leprosy

1First, before all, the strong-winged Bird was born;; thou wast
   the gall thereof.
  Conquered in fight, the Asuri took then the shape and form of
2The Asuri made, first of all, this medicine for leprosy, this
   banisher of leprosy.
  She banished leprosy, and gave one general colour to the skin.
3One-coloured, is thy mother's name, One-coloured is thy father
  One-colour-maker, Plant! art thou: give thou one colour to this
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4Sāmā who gives one general hue was formed and fashioned from
   the earth:
  Further this work efficiently. Restore the colours that were his.

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