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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.

Hanumath Mangalashtakam

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Mangala stotras are normally recited at the end of reciting several stotras or the end of singing several songs or at the end of an auspicious function. The devotee wishes auspiciousness to the Lord. Mangalam may also mean “good wishes”, or “wishes for a happy ending”.

Vaisaka[1] mase krishnayam 
Dasami manda vasare,
Poorva bhadrasu Jathaya 
Mangalam Sri Hanumathe., 1

Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,
Who was born in the month of Visaka,
On the tenth day of the waxing moon,
On a Saturday under the Poorva bhadra star.

Guru gowrava poornaya 
Phala bhoopa priyaya cha,
Nana manikhya hasthaya, 
Mangalam Sri Hanumathe., 2

Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,
Who has respect for his teachers,
Who likes sweets prepared out of fruits,
And whose different hands are decorated by gems.

Suvarchala Kalathraya, 
Chathurbhuja dharaya cha,
Ushtra roodaya veeraya, 
Mangalam Sri Hanumathe., 3

Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,
Who is the consort of Suvarchala[2],
Who had four arms,
And who is the hero who rides,
On a beam of light.

Divya Mangala dehaya, 
Peethambara dharaya cha,
Thaptha kanchana varnaya, 
Mangalam Sri Hanumathe., 4

Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,
Who has a blessed holy body,
Who wears the yellow silk,
And who is of the colour of molten gold.

Bhaktha rakshana seelaya, 
Janaki soka haarine,
Jagat pavaka nethraya, 
Mangalam Sri Hanumathe., 5

Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,
Who has the habit of saving his devotees,
Who destroyed the sorrow of Janaki,
And who has the purest eyes of the world.

Pamba theera viharaya, 
Soumithri prana dhayine,
Sarva lokaika kandaya, 
Mangalam Sri Hanumathe., 6

Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,
Who lives in the shores of Pampa river,
Who saved the life of Lakshmana,
And who is in the throat of the whole world.

Rambhavana viharaya, 
Sukhathma thata vasine,
Sarva lokaika kantaya, 
Mangalam Sri Hanumathe., 7

Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,
Who lived in the forests of Rampa,
Who lived with pleasant happy people,
And who is in the throat of the whole world.

Panachananaya Bheemaya 
Kalanemi haraya cha,
Koundinya gothraya, 
Mangalam Sri Hanumathe., 8

Mangalam to Sri Hanuman,
Who has five faces, who is gross,
Who killed Kalanemi,
And who belonged to the Koundinya clan.


  1. month of April/May
  2. Suvarchala is the daughter of Surya Dev...and Surya Dev asked Hanuman to marry her as his Guru Dakshina. However, he gave Hanuman a boon that he would continue to be a bachelor and maintain his celebacy after this marriage.

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