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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.

Kalpaga Vinayagar Suprabatham

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Kalpaga Vinayaka Suprabatham

Translated by

( There is a very famous Ganesa temple in a place called Pillayarpatti in Tamil Nadu, where the deity is called Kalpaga Vinayagar )

1.Rathna pradheepa visadeekrutha soudha madhye ,
Mukthasma Garbha mani ranchitha hema manche ,
Suptha sukham Sura vadhoo kalithopacharai,
Uthishta kalpaga vinayaka suprabatham.

In the middle of the very decorated house shining with jewels,
On the golden cot studded with pearls and gems,
You are sleeping being attended to by celestial maidens,
And Oh wish fulfilling Ganesa , please wake , a good morning to you.

2.Veena mrudanga panavadhi vichithra vadhyai,
Gayanthi naka lalanaa thava punya keerthim,
Sruvannnitham madhura geetham , amandha harshaath,
Uthishta kalpaga vinayaka suprabatham.

With the great instruments like Veena, Mrudanga and other instruments playing,
The Naga maidens are singing your holy songs ,
And hearing that sweet music , please wake up with joy ,
Oh wish fulfilling Ganesa , a very good morning to you.

3.Vedaa saho upanishadaam nikarena moorthaa,
Prahwaa pranamya sirasaa parameshti mukhyai,
Bhakthyaa sthuvanthi krutha kethara vaang mayai thwaam,
Uthishta kalpaga vinayaka suprabatham.

Seeing your form which is equal to Vedas and Upanishads ,
Shiva and other godly gladly saluted with their head ,
And are praising you with devotion using very pleasing words,
Oh wish fulfilling Ganesa , a very good morning to you.

4.SAptha rishaya sarojanir Madhu kaitabhari,
Indradhi deva nikara sanakadhayascha ,
Kamkshanthi darsana ananythayaaprapanaa,
Uthishta kalpaga vinayaka suprabatham.

The seven great saints , Brahma , Lord Vishnu ,
Sanaka and other sages as well as Indra and other devas,
Are desiring to see you along with several other devotees,
Oh wish fulfilling Ganesa , a very good morning to you.

5.AAhruthya punya salilaani nadhi nadhebhya,
Rathnabhisheka kalasair vidhinaa vidhijnaa,
Kamkshanthi devam abhishechayithum suresam,,
Uthishta kalpaga vinayaka suprabatham.

The sacred waters from rivers and rivers have come,
And are stored by Brahmins in gem studded pots,
And devas are desiring to give the sacred bath to the lord of devas,
Oh wish fulfilling Ganesa , a very good morning to you.

6,Vandharu brundha hrudayambuja Bhaskarasya,
Mandara moola mani peeta sukhasthithasya ,
Kumbhodharadhi jana mandala mandithasya ,
Swananda pathana pathesthwa suprabatham.

The reverential sun of the many lotus flowers
The God who sits on the gem studded seat at the bottom of Mandhara * tree,
The God with is big paunch , decorated by people,
A very good morning to you who is the lord of the town of joy,
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7.Vaikunta Padma bhava veejitha chamarasya ,
Suthra madharitha sitha thapa varanasya ,
Kumbhodharena drutha pada saroruhasya ,
Bhadrasanastha nrupathe sthava suprabatham.

Oh God who is fanned by Lord Brahma of Vaikunta,
Oh elephant god tamed only by the formula of penance ,
Who wears a big paunch and lotus like feet,
A very good morning to you who sits like a king on a throne.

8.SWananda punyanagare nava rathna soudhe,
Simhasane Priya vadhoom vinvesya parswe ,
Jabali Kasyapa Mathanga mukhyai muneendrai,
Pattabhishiktha gananayaka suprabatham.

In the blessed town of joy , in the palace made of nine gems,
Sitting in the throne with his darling on the side ,
Crowned by Jabali , Kashyapa , Matanga ,
And other great sages, A very good morning to you.