Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children Book Cover.webp

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.

Mookambika Stotram(Malayalam)

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Mookambika stotra, (Malayalam)

Translated by

(To the Keralite the Goddess Saraswathi installed in Mookabika temple in Karnataka, which is is one of the most important temples there. Every family dreams of beginning of Education(Vidhyarambam) of their children to be done there. There is a story that Adhi sankara was returning to Kerala with the idol of Goddess Saraswathi and she chose to get sanctified in Mookambika)

1.Adri nivasini, Devi Mookambike,
Vidhya swaroopini, Devi Mookambike,
Aathma prakasini, Devi Mookambike,
Athmananda pradhe Devi Mookambike.

Oh Goddess Mookambika, who lives on a mountain,
Oh Goddess Mookambika , Who is personification of knowledge,
Oh Goddess Mookambika, who shines in my soul,
Oh Goddess Mookambika , who makes the soul joyous.

2.Indheevarekshane, Indhu Bimbanane,
Indhu chooda priye Mookambike,
Eerezhulaginu karana bhoothayai ,
Meveedum ambike Mookambike.

Oh Mookambika who has eyes like blue lotus,
Who has the shine of the moon and is the one dear to Lord Shiva,
Oh Goddess Mookambika who exists ,
As the causal factor of the fourteen worlds.

3.Ullam thelivathinnu ullil vaaneedenam ,
Ulla naal okkeyum Mookambike,
Oonam varuthanam rogangalkku okkeyum,
Dheena dhaya nidhe Mookambike.

Oh Mookambika , you should always live with in me,
So that my mind is very clear,
Oh Mookambika , Oh treasure of mercy to the oppressed,
Please cure all the diseases.

4.Yenne kanivode kathu aruleame,
Ambe , dhayanidhe , Mookambike,
Enanga bimbanane Mano mohane,
Maheswara priye Mookambike.

Oh Mookambika , Oh mother , Oh treasure of mercy,
Please protect me with pity,
Oh Goddess who has face like moon , Oh Goddess who attracts the mind,
Oh Mookambika who is dear to Lord Parameshwara.

5.Iyheeka sukhavum , mokshavum nalgunna,
Moha vinasini, Mookambike,
Okkeyum upekshichu nin pada pankajam,
Cholkkondu kaanayi mookambike.

Oh Mookambika , who is the destroyer of passion,
And one gives pleasure in the present life and also salvation,
I would leave out every thing and see by ewords,
Your lotus like feet , Oh Mookabika.

6.Othunna veda porulai mevunna,
Pathaka nasini, mookambike,
Oudupa mala yaninju vilanguna,
Divya janarchithe Mookambike.

Oh Mookambika who destroys sinful persons,
And who is the personification of Chanted Vedas,
Oh Mookambika who is worshiped by divine persons,
And who shines wearing a garland of rafts.

7.Antharamenniye chinithippavarkulla,
Santhapanasini Mookambike,
Mokambika devi, Mookambika devi,
Mookambika devi, Mookambike

Oh Mookambika who without any partiality,
Removes sorrows of those who think about her,
Oh Goddess Mookambika, Oh Goddess Mookambika,
Oh Goddess Mookambika , Oh Mookambika.

Contributors to this article

Explore Other Articles