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In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences faced by Indian American children after exposure to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We demonstrate that there is an intimate connection—an almost exact correspondence—between James Mill’s colonial-racist discourse (Mill was the head of the British East India Company) and the current school textbook discourse. This racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces the same psychological impacts on Indian American children that racism typically causes: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon akin to racelessness, where children dissociate from the traditions and culture of their ancestors.

This book is the result of four years of rigorous research and academic peer-review, reflecting our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within academia.

Aryaam Abhayambam bhaja re

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Aryam Abhayambaam bhaja re


Muthu Swami Deekshithar

Translated by


Raga Bhairvi
Thala Khanda jati


Aryam Abhayambaa bhaja re chitha santhatham,
Avidhya karya kalaanaan thyaja re,
Adhi madhyantha rahitham , shiva sahitham.


Surya agni chandra mandala madhya vasinim,
Sukha tara pravarthanim , swethara nivasinim,
Acharya sishya anugrahana Shakthi pradha apaara karunaam,
Charyadhi chathushtaya vitharana samartha thara charanaam arunaam.


Nandana vano uthpadana pushpa mallikam,
Vandana aalayadhi prasthapana divya,
Chandana akarshana sthala shudhi karana ,
Vandana sthothradhi patana bhaktha sevaanaam,
Mandhadhee harana charya yutha maanavaanaam dharma maya,
Swachanda shiva salokhya dayaka chathura thara nata bhairaveem,
Mandasmitha vilasitha mukharavindam guru guhambikaam,
Mukunda sodhareem Maha Tripura Sundarim Ananda Laharim.

English translation


Oh Mind, always sing about the lady Abhayamba and banish acts of ignorance,
Of her who does not have beginning, middle and end and is with Shiva.


She who lives in between the orbits of moon, Sun and fire
Who acts for the pleasure and pervades all over the world,
Who is greatly merciful and is the power that blesses teacher and the taught,
Who has the colour of dawn and whose feet makes us adept in the practices
Of the human beings divided in to four groups.


She who wears the garland made from flowers of the divine Nandana forest,
Who is saluted in the temple by devotes who are grinding Sandal wood paste,
Where devotees clean the place, salute, recite Stotras and serve other devotees,
Who protects the people engaged in the act of removal of ignorance from dim Witted,
Who is the wise ,dancing Bhairavi who grants a place in the Shiva loka ,
Who is the mother of Guru Guha with lotus like face sporting a pretty smile,
Who is the sister of Mukunda , The great Tripura Sundari and wave of joy.

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