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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.

Nava Durga Raksha Manthra(Hindi)

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

This simple prayer in Hindi is addressed to the nine forms of Durga and requests each of those forms for protection.

Om Shaila-putri mujhe raksha karo,
Om Jagat-janani devi raksha karo;
Om Brahmacharini raksha karo;
Om Bhavataarini maiya raksha karo.
Om Chadraghanta Chandi raksha karo;
Om Bhayaharini maiya raksha karo.
Om Kushmanda tumhi raksha karo;
Om Shakti roopa maiya raksha karo.
Om Skanda-mata maiya meri raksha karo;
Om Jagadamba Janani raksha karo.
Om Katyaayani maiya raksha karo;
Om Paapanaashini Ambe raksha karo.
Om Kaalaratri Kali raksha karo;
Om Sukha-daatri maiya raksha karo.
Om Maha-gauri maiya raksha karo;
Om Bhakti-daatri raksha karo.
Om Sidhhi-daatri maiya raksha karo,
Om Nava Durga devi raksha karo;

Oh mother of the mountain, please protect me,
Oh Goddess who is the mother of the universe protect me,
Oh Goddess who is doing penance protect me,
Oh mother who helps us to cross the sorrow of life protect me,
Oh Chandi who wears the crescent of moon protect me.
Oh destroyer of fears protect me,
Oh creator of the universe, you only protect me,
Oh mother who is the form of energy protect me,
Oh Mother who is the mother of Subrahmanya protect me,
Oh mother who is the mother of universe protect me,
Oh mother who is daughter of sage Kathyayana protect me,
Oh mother who destroys sins protect me,
Oh Kali who is death to God of death protect me,
Oh mother who blesses with pleasure protect me,
Oh mother who is a white Goddess protect me.
Oh Giver of devotion protect me,
Oh giver of occult powers protect me,
Oh Goddess with nine forms protect me