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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.

Brahma krutha Rama sthuthi

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Brhama Krutha Rama Sthuthi
(Prayer of Rama composed by Lord Brahma)

Translated by

(Here is a pretty prayer addressed to Lord Rama and composed by Lord Brahma. In the last few verses, Rama is described as Krishna.)

Vande devam vishnumasesha sthithi hethum,
Thwam adhyathma jnanibhir anthar hrudhi bhavyam,
Heya heya dwandwa viheenam paramekam,
Sathamathram sarva hrudhistham drusi roopam. 1

I salute that God Vishnu , who remains after destruction everything,
Who is the cause , who is meditated upon by realized sages,
Who does not have the differences of giving and receiving,
Who is only one, who is there but cannot be described,
And who is in all hearts and is what one sees.

Pranapanou nischaya budhya hrudhi rudhwa,
Chithwaa sarvam samsaya bandham vishayoughan,
Pasyantheesam yam gatha moha yathayastham,
Vade ramam rathna kireetam ravi bhasam. 2

Salutations to the Rama who shines like Sun in his jeweled crown,
Who is seen by sages who have completely forsaken mental wishes,
Who with a determined mind, contros inhalation and exhalation,
And who kills all doubts and controls their minds.

Mayatheetham madhavamadhyam jagadhadheem,
Manatheetham moha vinasam muni vandhyam,
Yogi dhyeyam yoga vidhanmam pari poornam,
Vande ramam ranchitha lokam ramaneeyam. 3

Salutations to Rama who attracts the world and steals the mind,
Who is beyond illusion , the Lord of Lakshmi and birth place of universe,
Who is beyond measurement , killer of passion and is saluted by sages,
And who by his mastery of yoga is meditated by yogis and is fully complete.

Bhava bhva prathyaya heenam bhava mukhyai,
Bhoga sakthair architha padambhuja yugmam,
Nithyam shudham budha manantham pranavakhyam,
Vande Ramam veeramaseshasura dhavam. 4

Salutations to Rama who destroyed asuras due to his valour,
Who is beyond the important concepts of “is” and is not”,
Who has a pair of lotus like feet ,which is worshipped by those with desire,
And who is forever, clean, wise , limitless and is described by “Om”.

Thwam may nadho madhitha karyakhila kari,
Manatheetho madhava roopokhila dhari,
Bhakthya gamyo bhavitha roopo bhava hari,
Yogabhyasair bhavitha chetha sahakari. 5

You are my lord Oh God , who fulfills all wishes made with devotion,
Who is beyond measurement and is the Lord Vishnu and various forms taken by him,
Who can be attained through devotion , assumes various forms and is the remover of sorrow of life,
And who lives in the mind concentrated by yogic practices.

Thwam aadhyantham lokathatheenaam parameesam,
Lokaanam no loukika mayair adhi gamyam,
Bhakthi sradha bhava samthair bhajaneeyam,
Vande Ramam Sundara mindee vara neelam. 6

Salutations to Rama who is pretty and of the blue colour of Indivaraksha flowers,
Who is the beginning and end , beyond the world and divine God,
Who can be known by us measured by ordinary family life,
And who can be sung about with devotion , attention and love.

Ko vaa jnathum thwamathimanam gathamanam,
Manasaktho madhava shaktho muni manyam,
Vrundaranye vandaka vrundaravindam,
Vande Ramam bhava mukha vandhyam sukha kandam. 7

None are capable of knowing about your intelligence or movement ,
As you are above measurement and the Lord Vishnu,
But you are considered as some one worth knowing by sages,
And You are the one saluted by devas in the Vrindavan,
And worshipped by Siva and other devas,
And my salutations are due to you , Oh Lord Rama.

Nana shastrair Veda kadambai prathi padhyam,
Nithyanandam nirvishaya jnana manaadhim,
Sath sevartham manusha bhavam prathi pannam,
Vande Ramam marakatha varnam Madhuresam. 8

Salutations to Rama , who is the king of Mathura and of emerald colour,
Who is being dealt by various Shastras and collection of Vedas,
Who is forever happy , perennial and having knowledge other than things,
And who took the form of man for serving the good people .

Sradha yuktho ya padatheem sthavamaadhyam,
Brahaamam , brahma jnana vidhanam bhuvi marthya,
Ramam shyamam , kamidha kama pradha meesam,
Dhyathwa dhyathaa pathaka jaalai vigatha syath. 9

He who reads with attention and devotion, these poems,
Composed by Lord Brahma explaining ,
About knowledge of Brahmam to the men,
Meditating on the black coloured Rama ,
Would be able to fulfill all his desires,
And all the sins committed by him are erased.

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