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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.

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Bhuvaneswari Kavacham

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Bhuvaneswari Kavacham

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(“In Hinduism, Bhuvaneswari is the fourth of the ten Mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi. According to some Hindu traditions, Bhuvaneswari, who is known for her beauty, co-operates with Shiva in bringing forth from the formless primal light the elements of the physical cosmos, in giving shape to the inchoate; hence her epithet "Creator of the World". Bhuvaneswari is also considered as the supreme goddesses who creates everything and destroys all the unnecessary evils of world. She is also considered as the Mother goddess of Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati also Gayatri. In Hindu Mythology she is considered as the most powerful goddess in the universe. Parvati is Sagun Roop of Goddess Bhuvaneswari.
More than any other Mahavidya with the exception of Kamalatmika, Bhuvaneswari is associated and identified with the energy underlying creation. She embodies the characteristic dynamics and constituents that make up the world and that lend creation its distinctive character. She is both a part of creation and also pervades its aftermath.
Bhuvaneswari is also known as Om Shakthi or Adi Shakthi (one of the earliest forms of shakthi). She is capable of turning situations according to her wish. It is considered that even the navagrahas cannot stop her from doing anything.”- quoted from

Sri Shiva uvacha:-
Lord Shiva said:-

1.Pathakam dahanam nama kavacham sarva kamadham,
Srunu Parvathi vakshyami thava snehath prakasitham

This which is named as Armour burns sinful crime,
And Oh Parvathi, please hear , for I tell you this to exhibit my love towards you.

2.Pathakam dhanasyasyaa Sadashiva Rishi smrutha,
Chandho anushtup , devatha cha bhuvaneswari prakeerthithaa,
Dharma artha kama moksheshu viniyoga prakeerthithaa.

For that which burns away crime, the sage is Lord Sadashiva,
The meter is Anushtup , the Goddess about which it sings is Bhavaneswari,
And it leads to Dharma, wealth , passion and salvation.

3.Iym Bheejam may sira pathu , hreem bheejam vadanam mma,
Sreem bheejam kati desanthu , sarvangam bhuvaneswari.

The root “iym” may protect my head ,
The root “hreem” may protect my face ,
The root “Sreem” may protect my waist,
And Goddess Bhuvaneswari may protect all my limbs.

4.Dhikshu chaiva vidhikshvaayam Bhuvanesi sadhaavathu,
Asyapi padanath sadhya Kubhero api dhaneswara,
Thasmad sarva prayathnena pade aayur manava bhuvi.

With those who are initiated and to those who are not, The goddess of universe would be present,
If they read this prayer , and Khubera became God of wealth by reading this.
And so let men of earth put in all efforts and read this all their life.

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