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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.

Narayana stotram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

Narayana, Narayana Jaya Govinda Hare,
Narayana, Narayana Jaya Gopala Hare.

Victory to Lord Narayana, who is Lord Govinda and the protector,
Victory to Lord Narayana, who is Lord Gopala and the protector,

Karunaaparaavara varunalaya Gambeera. Narayana 1

Oh ocean of mercy, Of God who is as majestic as the sea Narayana

Ghana neeradha Sankasa, krutha kali kalmasha nasana Narayana 2

Oh Lord, who is similar to the rich cloud.,
Oh Lord who destroys the ills of the Kali Age. Narayana

Yamuna theera vihara, drutha kousthubha mani hara, Narayana 3

Oh Lord who played in the shores of Yamuna,
Oh Lord who wore the chain made of Kousthubha. Narayana

Peethambara paridhana, sura kalyani nidhana,, Narayana 4

Oh Lord who dresses in the yellow silk,
Oh Lord who is the storehouse of good to devas. Narayana

Manjula Gunja bhoosha, maya manisha vesha,, Narayana 5

Oh Lord who wears Garland of pretty Gunja seeds,
Oh Lord who takes the form of the invisible man. Narayana

Radhadhara Madhu rasika, rajanikara kula thilaka,, Narayana 6

Oh Lord who enjoys the honey from lips of Radha,
Oh lord who is the crown of the princes of dynasty of the moon. Narayana

Murali Gana Vinodha, Veda sthuthi bhoo pada,, Narayana 7

Oh Lord who enjoys playing the flute,
Oh lord whose feet is praised by Vedas, Narayana

Barhi nibarha peeda, nata naataka phani kreeda,, Narayana 8

Oh Lord who wears the peacock feathers,
Oh Lord who danced on the head of the snake. Narayana

Varija bhooshabharana Varija puthree ramana Narayana 9

Oh Lord who makes the lotus as an ornament,
Oh Lord who plays with the daughter of lotus flower Narayana

Jalaruha sannibha netha, Jagadarambaka Suthra Narayana 10

Oh Lord who has eyes like lotus flower,
Oh Lord who is the cause of the birth of the world Narayana

Pathakara janee samhara, karunalaya mamudhara Narayana 11

Oh lord who destroys the darkness of sin,
Oh Lord who elevates me by his mercy. Narayana

Aghabhakakshaya kamsare, Kesava Krishna Murare, Narayana 12

Oh Lord who killed Agha and Bhaga,
Oh Lord who is the enemy of Kamsa,
Oh Kesava, Oh Krishna Oh enemy of Mura Narayana

Hataka nibha peethambhara, Abhayam kuru may mavara Narayana 13

Oh lord who wears gold like yellow silks,
Please give me protection oh Consort of Lakshmi Narayana

Dasaratha Raja Kumara, dhanava madha Samhara Narayana 14

Oh Lord who is the son of king Dasaratha,
Oh Lord who killed the pride of Asuras, Narayana

Govardhana giri Ramana, Gopi Manasa Harana, Narayana 15

Oh Lord who pleased the Govardhana mountain,
Oh Lord who stole the minds of Gopis Narayana

Sarayu theera vihara, sajjana rishi mandhara Narayana 16

Oh Lord who plays in the banks of Sarayu,
Oh Lord who is like a wish giving tree to the good, Narayana

Viswamithra Maghathra, Vividha parasu charithra Narayana 17

Oh Lord who saved the Yaga of Viswamihra,
Oh Lord who has different histories Narayana

Dwaja vajarangusa pada, Dharani sudha saha modha, Narayana 18

Oh Lord whose feet has symbols of flag and goad,
Oh Lord who was made happy by the daughter of earth Narayana

Janaka sutha prathipala, jaya jaya samsmruthi leela Narayana 19

Oh Lord who waited on the daughter of Janaka,
Victory and victory to him who enjoys plays of life Narayana

Dasaradha Vadruthi bhara, Dandaka Vana Sanchara Narayana 20

Oh Lord who obeyed Dasaradha’s words,
Oh Lord who travelled in Dandaka Narayana

Mushtika chanura samhara, muni manasa vihara Narayana 21

Oh Lord who killed Mushtika and Chanura,
Oh Lord who lives in the minds of sages Narayana

Bali vinigraha Sourya, Vara Sugreeva hitharya, Narayana 22

Oh Lord who killed the valorous Vali,
Oh Lord who helped th good Sugreva, Narayana

Mamuralidhara Veera, Palaya, palaya sree vara, Narayana 23

Oh valorous Lord who played the flute,
Please help us, help us, the consort of Lakshmi Narayana

Jala nidhi bandhana Dheera, Ravana kanda vidhara, Narayana 24

Oh Lord who constructed dam across the sea,
Oh Lord who cut of the necks of Ravana, Narayana

Thatee madha dalanaadya, Nataguna vida Ganadya Narayana 25

Oh Lord who killed the pride of Thataka,
Oh Lord who is praised by music and dance by Devas

Gowthama pathnee poojana, Karuna Ghanava lokana Narayana 26

Oh Lord who was worshipped by the wife of Gowathama,
Oh Lord who has a look which is filled with mercy Narayana

Sambrhama seethe Haara, Sangetha pura Vihara Narayana 27

Oh Lord who stole the mind of Sita,
Oh Lord who lived in the city of Ayodhya, Narayana

Achalodhruthi chanchalkara, Bhakthanugraha thalpara Narayana 28 

Oh Lord who was able to lift a mountain,
Oh Lord who is interested in blessing devotes, Narayana

Naigama gana vinodha, Raksha Sutha prahladha Narayana 29

Oh Lord who is pleased with the Sama gana,
Oh Lord who saved the Rakshasa lad Prahlda. Narayana

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