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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.

Maha Ganapathi Trilokya Mohana Kavacham

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Sri Mahaganapathi trilokya mohana kavacham
(The armour of Ganapathi which attracts the three worlds)

Translated by

Hasthindrananam indhu choodamarunachayam trinethram rasath,
Aaslishtam priyayaa sapadmakaraya swangasthaya santhatham,
Bheejapoora gadhaa dhanur vishikayukh chakrabja pasothpala,
Vreehagra swavipaana rathna kalasaan hasthair vahantham bhaje.

One with the face of king of elephants, who wers the moon , who is red in colour , who has three eyes,
Sentimental, who hugs those whom he loves, who holds a lotus flower in his hand always,
And also holds guava , mace bow without tying it, wheel water , rope and fruits,
End of rice awn , gem studded pot for drinking water and I sing about him.

1.Brahmabheejam Sira pathu , kevalam mukthi dhayakam,
Sri bheejam akshinipathu sarva sidhi samaparkam.

Let the seed of Veda protect my head for he is purely the giver of salvation,
Let the not waning seed of wealth protect everything , for he is related to all occult powers.

2.Hrullekhaa srothrayo pathu , sarva shathru vinasini,
Kama bheejam kapolou thu sarva dushta nivarakam

Let the God of knowledge protect my ears as he is the destroyer of all enemies,
Let the seed of desire protect my cheek as he keeps away all bad people.

3.Glougham cha Ganapathaye , vacham pathu Vinayaka,
Vara bheejam thadhaa jihwaam , dwitheeyam hasthoyasthadha.

Let Ganapathi protect my throat and my speech be protected by Vinayaka,
Let the root of blessing protect my toungue and let his wife protect my hands.

4.Sarva janam cha may bahu dwayam , kantam Ganeswara,
Pathu may vasa Hrudayam sarvam sidheswarasthadha.

Let all people protect my two arms and let lord of Ganas protect my neck,
Let all my willing heart be protected by the Sidheswara(God of occult)

5.Nabhim may manaya pathu sarva sidhi vinayaka,
Jangayo , gulphayo swaha sarvanga Vigna vinayaka.

Let my stomach be protected by the respectable one who is Viayaka who has all powers,
Let Vinayaka remover of obstacles protect my thigh , ankle and all my unprotected body parts.

6.Ganapatrhiragratha pathu, Ganesa prushta sthadhaa,
Dakshine Sidhidha pathu, Vame Viswarthiharaka.

Let Ganapathi protect my front and Ganesa protect my back,
Let the Sidhi protect my right and my left be protected by he who destroys mischief of the world.
7.Durjayo rakshathu prachyamaagneyaam Ganapasthadhaa,
Dakshinasyam umasoonu, nairyathyam Shambu nandana.

He who is difficult to be defeated may protect my east ,
Let Ganapa protect my south east,
Let son of Parvathy protect my south,
Let son of Shiva protect my south west.

8.Pratheechyaam sthanuja pathu vaayvaam aakhu vahana,
Kaubheryaam Easwara pathu cha eesanyam eesa nandana.

Let the firm one protect my west and north west be protected by he who rides on a mouuse,
Let North side be protected by the god and North east be protected by son of Easwara.

9.Adho Ganapathi pathu , chaoordhwa pathu Vinayaka,
Yetabhyadese digbhayasthu pathu nithyam Ganeswara.

Let Ganapathi protect below and Vinayaka protect the top,
And let all these ten directions be daily protected by The Lord of Ganas.