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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.

Guruvayupuresa mangalam

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Guruvaypuresaya Mangalam

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1.Mangalam mangala kantha thava vaksha sthala sthitha,
Mangalam prarthayamanasya karothu mama mangalam.

All good to him who is the consort of Lakshmi who is on his chest,
Since I am praying for auspiciousness, please do good to me.

2.Thwameva mangala kantha , loka mangala karaka,
Mangalam they pravakshyami , mama mangala hethave.

You are the consort of the lady of auspiciousness. Oh doer of good of the world ,
You always do good , Oh the cause of auspiciousness in me.

3.Narayanaya haraye , srushti sthithyanthakarine,
Guru vatha pureesaya Viswa roopaya mangalam

Oh Narayana, Oh Hari who creates , looks after and destroys,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh personification of universe , auspiciousness to you.

4.Sankha Chakra Gadha Padma Mala Kousthubha dharine,
Guruvathapureesaya Vishnu roopaya mangalam

Oh God who holds conch , wheel, mace and lotus flower
And wears the necklace of Kousthuba gem
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh god with the form of Vishnu , auspiciousness to you

5.Pralayabdhai charayasthu namo Veda vikasine,
Guruvathapureesaya mathsaya roopaya mangalam

Salutations to the one who moves in the water of deluge,
And is the one who is responsible for extension of Vedas,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , O God with the form of a fish, auspiciousness to you.

6.Lakshmi nadhata santhaya , namo mandhara dharine ,
Guruvathapuresaya koormaroopaya mangalam

Salutations to consort of Lakshmi , who is peaceful,
And to him who lifted the Mandara mountain,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh god of the form of turtle, auspiciousness to you.

7.Kshithyudhara viharaya , Hiranya prana haarine,
Guruvathapureesaya , kroda roopaya mangalam.

Oh God who lifted the earth as if it is a pleasure,
Oh God who took the soul of Hiranya,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh god of the form of a hog , auspiciousness to you.

8.Prahladha rakshakayastha , daithya pranbapaharine,
Guruvathapureesaya , Narasimhaya mangalam

Oh God who was the saviour of Prahladha,
Oh Lord who robbed the souls of several asuras,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh God of the form of a man lion , auspiciousness to you

9.Vamanaya namasthubhyam , Bali darpapa haarine,
Guruvathapureesaya Yagnaroopaya mangalam

Salutations to Vamana who destroyed the pride of Mahabali,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh God who took the form of fire sacrifice, auspiciousness to you.

10.Balyarpitha padabhjaya , kranthi tribhuvanaya cha,
Guruvathapureesaya , Viswaroopaya mangalam

God whose lotus feet is worshipped by MahaBali,
God who reached for all the three worlds,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh god who took the universal form, auspiciousness to you.

11.Nama parasu hasthaya , keralodharakaya cha,
Guruvathapureesaya , Bhargavayadhya mangalam

Salutation to him who holds the axe ,
Who also took out the land of Kerala,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh God who was born in Bhrugu clan, auspiciousness to you.

12.Nama kodanda hasthaya , dasagreevanthakaya cha,
Guruvathapureesaya , Ramachandraya mangalam

Salutations to him ,who held the Kodanda bow,
Who is also the killer of the ten necked Ravana,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh God who was born as Ramachandra , auspiciousness to you.

13.Balagopala veshaya , poothana moksha dayine,
Guruvathapuresaya , Govindayasthu mangalam

God who had the form of a child cowherd ,
The God who gave salvation to the ogress Poothana,
Oh Lord of Guruvayur , Oh God who was born as Krishna , auspiciousness to you.

14.Vara bhattathri vandhithaya , vatha roga nivarine ,
Jnanapradhaya devaya , vathesayadhya mangalam.

God who was saluted by the blessed Bhattathiri,
The God who cures rheumatism ,
Oh God who gives wisdom , Oh God who is Lord of Guruvayur , auspiciousness to you.

15.Daya saraya soumyaya mama rogapahaarine ,
SArva ropga apaharaya vathesayadhya mangalam.

Oh God who is auspicious and the essence of mercy ,
Oh God who stole away my disease,
Oh God who steals away all diseases , Oh Lord of Guruvayur , auspiciousness to you.

16. Maya vandhyaya Nithyaya , Jagath karana murthaye,
Mama thapa vinasaya , Jagarookaya mangalam.

Oh stable one saluted by me who is the God who caused the universe,
Oh God who destroyed my problems, Oh God who is always alert , auspiciousness to you.

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