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V. Krishna's Kannada → English dictionary
♪ ghaṭa sarpa
a poisonous snake, esp. a cobra, kept in a pot (used for testing the honesty, integrity of a person by making him or her put the hand inside such a pot and it was believed that the serpent would not bite him or her if he or she were honest, etc.).
any large, dreadful, poisonous snake.
any big, dreadful, poisonous serpent.