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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.

Narada Krutha Ganapathi Sthuthi

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Narada Krutha Ganapathi Stotram

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(Here is a great prayer addressed to Ganesa which occurs in Narada Pancharathram sent to me by Sri.K.Muralidharan . I am extremely thankful to him.)

Narada Uvacha:-
1.Bho Ganesa Sura sreshta, Lambodhara Parathpara ,
Heramba Mangalaramba , Gaja Vakthra , trilochana.

Salutations to Ganesa , the great deva , who has big paunch , who is dine among divines,
To he who is close to Lord Shiva , He who is an auspicious beginner ,
He who has the head of an elephant and one with three eyes.

2.Mukthidha, shubhadha , sreedha , Sreedhara smarane ratha,
Paramananda Parama , Parvathi Nandana Swayam.

He who gives salvation, He who gives good things, He who gives wealth,
He w ho is meditated upon by Lord Vishnu, He who is divine joy,
He who is divine and the son of Goddess Parvathi.

3.SArvathra poojya, Sarvesa , Jagat poojya Mahamathe ,
Jagatguro , Jagannatha , Jagadheesa , Namosthuthe.

Salutations to he who is worshipped by all, the god of all,
He who is worshipped by universe, he who is greatly intelligent ,
He who is teacher of world and He who is Lord of the world.

4.Yath poojyaa sarva paratho , Ya sthutha sarva yoghibhi,
Ya poojitha Surendrai cha Muneendrai namamyaham.

I salute he who is worshipped by the king of devas ,
And the king of devas , He who is worshipped in all places ,
And he who is praised by all Yogis.

5.Paramaradhenanaiva , Krishnasya Parathmana ,
Punyakena vruthenaiva yam prapa Parvathi sathi.

He who is worshipped greatly by the divine God Krishna,
And the goddess Parvathi attained him by blessed deeds and penance.

6.THam namami sura sreshtam sarva sreshtam, garishtaka,
Jani sreshtam varishtam cha tham namami ganeswaram.

I salute that best of devas , the best among all and the most venerable ,
I salute that God Ganesa , who is the best of Jnanis and the best among all .

Phala Sruthi
Ithyevam ukthwaa DEvarshi thathraiva Anthardhadhe Vibhu,
Narada prayaou seegram easwaraa abhyantharam mudhaa

When the sage among devas told like this , the Lord disappeared ,
Narada also departed speedily , with happiness and god in his mind.

Idham Lambodharam stotram Naradena kruthaam puraa,
Pooja kale paden nithyam jayas thasya pade pade.

This prayer addressed to the God with big paunch ,
Which was composed by sage Narada at olden times,
If read daily during worship , would lead to gradual victory.

Sankalpitham padeth yo hi varsham yekam sasamyutha,
Visishta puthram labhathe param Krishna parayanam.

After determining if this is read daily for a year,
He would get a great son who would be a divine devotee of Krishna.

Yasawinam cha Vidwamsam dhaninam chiranjeevinam,
Vighna naso bhaveth thasya maheswaryam yaso amalam.
Ihaiva cha sukham bhakthyaa anthe yanthi harer padam.

He would become famous, very learned , rich , with long life ,
By the grace of Lord Ganesa he would have great wealth and spotless fame.
They would live with pleasure and attain the feet of Lord Vishnu.

Ithi Sri Narada pancharathre jnanamrutha sare pradhaika rather Ganapathi stotram sampoornam.
Thus ends the prayer addressed to Ganesa in the book , Narada Pancharathra in the first chapter.