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In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences that Indian American children face after they are exposed to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We show that there is an intimate connection―an almost exact correspondence―between James Mill’s ( a prominent politician in Britain and head of the British East India Company) colonial-racist discourse and the current school-textbook discourse. Consequently, this archaic and racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces in the Indian American children the same psychological impact as racism is known to produce: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon similar to racelessness where the children dissociate from the tradition and culture of their ancestors

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Bhuvaneswari Stotra

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Bhuvaneswari stotram

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In Hinduism, Bhuvaneswari is the fourth of the ten 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 goddess 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.
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
I had earlier translated BHuvaneswari Kavacham. You can find it in

Atha BHuvaneswari stotra
Now the prayer addressed to Goddess of universe

!.Ashta sidhi daram Lakshmi, aroopaa, bahu roopini,
TRishoola bhukkaraa devi Pasangusa vidharini

Lakshmi , The goddess who has with her the eight occult powers,
She who does not have any form , she who is one with several forms,
She who is the Goddess carrying trident and she who carries the rope and the goad.

2.Khadga kheda dharaa devi , ghantani Chakra dharini,
Shodasi Tripuraa devi tri rekha Parameswari.

The goddess armed with sword and shield , She who has a bell, She who is armed with Holy wheel,
The Goddess who is sixteen years old , She who is the goddess of three cities ,
She wears three lines and She who is the greatest Goddess.

3.Kaumari pingalaa chaiva varini , jagan Mohini,
Durga devi cha triganga namasthe , shivanayaka.

She is who is a lass, She who is copper red in colour , She who is an ocean and she who is bewitcher of the world,
She who is goddess Durga , She who is three Gangas , I salute her who is the Lady of Lord Shiva.

4.Yevam cha ashta dasa namava , sloke tritaya bhavitham,
BHakthya paden nithyam , daridryam nasyathi nischayam.

If these eighteen names which are in these three stanzas ,
Are read daily with devotion , it would definitely destroy one’s poverty.

5.Eka kale paden nithyam dhana dhanya samakulam,
Dvi kale paden nithyam sarva shathru vinasanam

If read daily once it would lead to earning of wealth and grains,
If it is daily read twice m, it would lead to destruction of all enemies.

6.TRikkale ya paden nithyam sarva roga haram param
Chathu kale paden nithyam prasanna Bhuvaneswari.

If this is read thrice a day all diseases would be cured,
And if it is read four times a day, Goddess BHuvaneswari would be pleased,

Ithi Sri Rudra Yamale Iswara Parvathi Samvadhe Sri Bhuvaneswari stotram sampoornam

Thus ends the prayer to BHuvaneswari which occurs in the discussion between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi , which occurs in Sri Rudra Yamala.

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