73 2. If a light is burnt with mustard oil on a wick made of cotton and an equal weight of powdered wheat mixed with anything bitter, it will keep away fies, mosquitoes and poisonous insects, 3. Tf the seed of Sa@?8 (Cathartocarpus fistula) tree is kept under the bed, bugs will die out. 93. PROTECTION OF CROPS. 1. The goddess should be saluted by reciting the Suravyae maata at the outset. Some sand and white mustards should be enchanted by muttering the Vidya Prajojaka to (No. 44) seven times each. Then they should be broadcasted over the crops, whereby the crops will be preserved from the depredations of wild animals and birds and pests, 2, Sand and white mustard seeds should be charred by muttering seven times the Sankushamasha, the Hanumanta, and the Ujan mantras (Nos. 45, 46, and 47). If they are broadcasted in one's compound, the squirrels, etc. are driven away. 3. If the parasitic Raghat7nata, grown in bamboos, collected in the twentieth lunar mansion, is cast in the midst of the crops, the growth of the crop is in- creased.
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43 91. ExcITATION, 1. A twig of Agachat measuring five fingers in length, collected in the seventh hunar man sion. should be enchanted by muttering seven times the Lohita mantra (No. 44). If this twig is kept in one's house, it will cause excitation,