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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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Ganesa swapa geetham

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Ganesa Swapa Geetham¬
(The song for retiring addressed to Ganesa
Translated by¬
( This song of eight verses is sung at night before closing of the doors of the temple of Ganesa, It requests him to sleep sweetly.)¬
1.Kailasa Shikara varekaarthaswara kalithe,¬
Kalyana nava sadane kalabhamukha, seshva sukham,¬
Oh Lord who lives on top of Kailasa, who is blessed with immeasurable gold,¬
Oh God with elephant face who lives in the new auspicious home , sleep pleasantly.¬
2.AAmodha varthi yuthe Abhirama chithra chithe ,¬
Aananda nilayavare Hasthimukha , Seshva sukham.¬
Oh God who is in joyful mood , , who is the attractive bright heap,¬
Oh elephant faced one who is the home of happiness, sleep pleasantly.¬
3.Manche manikalithe mrudu lopa dhaana yuthe,¬
Mandara suma sayane madana sama seshva sukham.¬
Oh God who sleeps on gem studded bed, ¬
Who is strong and one who gives charity,¬
Oh God who lies down on the bed of Mandhara flowers ,¬
Oh God who is equal to the God of love , Sleep pleasantly.¬
4.Kalaagarudhoopa yuthe, karpoora dheepa grahe,¬
Kanthayalingathayaa karivadana, Seshva sukham.¬
Oh God who is the son of Lord Shiva and is with a deadly snake,¬
In the house shining in the light of Camphor,¬
Oh elephant faced god hugged by his wife , Sleep pleasantly.¬
5,.Bukthwaa madhra phalam Modhaka sathena yutham,¬
Peethwaa cha dugdham idham bhuvanesa , Seshwa sukham¬
Eating sweet fruits along with one hundred modhakas,¬
And drinking milk , oh Lord of the universe, sleep pleasantly.¬
6.Kundalani gooda thate konathrithayena yuthe ,¬
Moole kamala dale mangaladha , Seshwa sukham.¬
Oh God who is in the place of three angles in the path of Kundalani,¬
And who auspiciously occupies his own petal of lotus , Sleep pleasantly.¬
7.Saharara thama rase satha chandra kanthiyuthe,¬
Sri neela alolitha ratha Shiva thanaya , Seshwa sukham.¬
Oh Lord who shines like one hun dred moons on the thousand petalled lotus flower,¬
Oh Son of Lord Shiva who has the blue moving Charriot , Sleep pleasantly.¬
8.Rakendu soudha vare Omkara manchathale ,¬
Hreemkara devathayaa danthi mukha , Seshwa sukham.¬
Oh God who lies on the cot of Om in the house of full moon,¬
And who is the God of Hreem with an elephant face , sleep pleasantly.¬

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