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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.

Jai Guru Deva Sai Natha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

This is a prayer to Sai Baba. Thursday is considered to be the most auspicious day to pray to him.

Jaya guru deva sai natha
Sadu shironmani sai natha

Victory to the great teacher Sainatha,
The gem among Sadhus, Sainatha

Anthaka mardhana sai natha
Anthya shaya sai natha
Apremeya sai natha
Amitha parakrama sai natha...(Jaya Guru)

Dispeller of Darkness, Sainatha,
Limit of philosophy, Sainatha,
Incomparable, Sainatha,
The greatly valorous,Sainatha...(Victory to the great teacher)

Aapth baandhava sai natha
Aarthathraana sai natha
Kancha vilochana sai natha
Kamaneeyanana sai natha...(Jaya Guru)

Friend in dangers, Sainatha,
Helper of the oppressed, Sainatha,
The Golden eyed one, Sainatha,
One with an attractive walk, Sainatha... (Victory to the great teacher)

Kaama rahitha sai natha
Kaamitha phaladha sai natha
Chintha naashaka sai natha
Chinthitha bandhana sai natha...(Jaya Guru)

Desireless one, Sainatha
One who fulfills our desires, Sainatha,
One who destroys worry, Sainatha,
One who ties with meditation, Sainatha... (Victory to the great teacher)

Shiridi vaasa sai natha
Shrihari roopa sai natha
Dwantha vinaashaka sai natha
Dwaraka vaasa sai natha...(Jaya Guru)

One who lives in Shirdi, Sainatha,
One who has form of Hari, Sainatha,
One who desrtoys separate identity, Sainatha,
One who lives in Dwaraka, Sainatha... (Victory to the great teacher)

Thathwa bodhaka sainaatha
Dakshina moorthe sai natha
Dharma supaalana sai natha
Dareedra naashaka sai natha...(Jaya Guru)

The teacher of philosophy, Sainatha,
The Lord of the South, Sainatha,
One who looks after faith, Sainatha,
Destroyer of poverty, Sainatha... (Victory to the great teacher)

Divya gunalaya sai natha
Theertha paadha sai natha
Nithyananda sai natha
Nirmala roopa sai natha...(Jaya Guru)

Temple of good qualities, Sainatha,
One whose feet is sacred, Sainatha,
Ever blissful, Sainatha,
One with clear form, Sainatha... (Victory to the great teacher)

Nirjitha kaama sai natha
Nitya mahotsava sai natha
Bhaktha vatsala sai natha
Papa vimochana sai natha...(Jaya Guru)

One who is victorious in action, Sainatha,
One who is a perennial festival, Sainatha,
Lover of devotees, Sainatha,
Redemption of sinners, Sainatha... (Victory to the great teacher)

Pathitha paavana sai natha
Bhagavadha priya sai natha
Purana purusha sai natha
Punya shloka sai natha...(Jaya Guru)

Lord of the oppressed, Sainatha,
Lover of learned, Sainatha,
Great one of epics, Sainatha,
One who is a Holy chant, Sainatha...(Victory to the great teacher)

Pankaja nayana sai natha
Mangala roopa sai natha
Vengucha ramana sai natha
Sankata harana sai natha...(Jaya Guru)

Lotus eyed one, Sainatha,
One with holy form, Sainatha,
One who is Balaji, Sainatha,
Dispeeler of sorrow, Sainatha...(Victory to the great teacher)

Sarva janaashraya sai natha
Sarva bheeshtadha sai natha
Satchithaananda sai natha
Samartha sadguru sai natha...(Jaya Guru)

Giver of protection to all, Sainatha,
Sum of all desires, Sainatha.
The divine and eternal joy, Sainatha.
The clever great teacher, Sainatha...(Victory to the great teacher)