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A charm to protect cattle and men

1First, O Arundhatī, protect our oxen and milky kine:
  Protect each one that is infirm, each quadruped that yields no
2Let the Plant give us sheltering aid, Arundhatī allied with Gods;
  Avert Consumption from our men and make our cow-pen rich
   in milk.
3I welcome the auspicious Plant, life-giving, wearing every hue.
  Far from our cattle may it turn the deadly dart which Rudra

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