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Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children is now published after academic peer-review and available through open access.

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

This book is an outcome of 4 years of rigorous research as a part of our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within Academia.

Ganesa Veda Pada Sthavam

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Ganesa Veda Pada Sthava

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(Here is a rare stotra addreesed to Lord Ganapathi)

1.Srikanda Thanaya, Srisa , sreekara , sree jalarchitha,
Sri Vinayaka sarvesa , sriyam vasaya may kule.

Oh Son of lord Shiva, Oh divine God , oh giver of wealth ,
Oh god worshiped by sacred waters,
Oh God preventing obstacles,
Oh God of all , let wealth always stay in my clan,

2.Gajanana , Ganadheesa , dwija raja vibooshitha,
Bahje thwaam sachidananda brahmanaam brahmanaspthe.

Oh elephant faced God , Oh leader of Ganas,
Oh God decorated by king among Brahmins,
I sing about you Oh Brahmam with divine joy,
Oh God depended by Brahmins.

3.Ganaadheesaaya namasthe ranatavi kutarine,
Grunaa palitha lokaya vananam pathaye nama.

I salute the god of Ganas, Oh God who is the axe in the dangerous forest,
To those people who hate him, Salutations to the Lord of the forest.

4.Dhee pradhaya namasthubhyam Iipsithartha pradhayine,
Deeptha bhooshana bhooshaya , disam cha pathaye nama.

Salutations to the God who gives wisdom, who grants desired wealth,
Oh God who wears shining ornaments, salutations to you
Who is the lord of all directions.

5,Pancha brahma swaroopaya , pancha pathaka haarine,
Pancha thathwathmane thubhyam, pasunaam pathaye nama.

You are of the form of five Brahmas
Who destroys five types of base sins,
And you are the soul of five principles,
And salutations to you who is the lord of all beings.

6,Thadith koti pratheekasa thanave, Viswa sakshine,
Thapaswadhythmane thubhyam senanibhyascha oh nama.

Oh god who has a body like billions of lightning ,
Oh god who is the witness of the universe,
Oh God who is the soul of those who meditate on you ,
I salute you who is the commander.

7.Yekakshara swaroopaya , Yeka danthaya vedase,
Naika roopaya mahathe mushnatham pathaye nama.

Oh God who has the form of one letter Om,
Oh God worshiped by Vedas , who has one tusk,
Oh great one who has more than one form ,
Salutations to God of those with warm body.

8.Nagajavara puthraya , Khagarajarchithaya cha,
Sugunaya namasthubhyam sumrudeekaya meedrushe.

Oh blessed son of the mountain born , who is worshiped the king of birds,
Salutations to you , Oh God who has good habits,
Salutations to the son of good Lord Shiva.

9.Maha Pathka Sangathai , maha runa bhayath thadhaa,
Thwadeeya krupaya deva , sarvanava yajamahe.

We get rid of the problems of doing greatly bad deeds ,
As well as the fear of great debt due to your mercy and so we praise you.

10.Nava rathna mayeem maalaam , navakshara samanwithaam,
Bhakthya padanthi ye nithyam thesham thushto ganadhipa.

He who reads with devotion this garland made of nine jems ,
with embedded nine letters daily would make Lord Ganapathi pleased with him.