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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.

Nrusimha Dwadasa Nama Stotram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

Twelve names of Narasimha

Pradhamam thu Mahaa jwalo, dwitheeyam thu ugra kesari,
Thritheeyam Vajra damshtro, Chathurthothu Visaradha.., 1

Firstly great flame, secondly the angry lion,
Thirdly one with diamond like teeth,
Fourthly the great expert.

Panchamam Narasimhascha, Sashta Kasyapa mardhana,
Sapthamo yathu hantha cha, ashtamo Deva vallabho.., 2

Fifthly the Man-lion, Sixthly the killer of Kasyapa’s son,
Seventhly Killer of Asuras and eighthly the Lord of devas.

Nava Prahaladha Varadho, dasamo Anantha hasthaka,
Ekadaso Maha Rudro, Dwadaso Tharunasthadha.., 3

Ninthly The one who blessed Prahlada, tenthly the one with endless hands,
Eleventh the great God who is angry and twelfth the one helps at right time.

Dwadasani namani Nrusimhasya Mahathmana,
Manthra raja ithi jnatham, Sarva papa vinasanam,., 4

These twelve names of the great God Narasimha,
Is called the king of chants and destroys all sins.

Kshaya apasmara kushtadhi, thapa jwara nivaranam,
Raja dware, Maha Gore sangrame cha Jalandhare., 5
Giri gahara aaranye Vyagra chora maya dish,
Ranecha marane chaiva samatham paramam Shubham.., 6

This cures Tuberculosis, epilepsy, leprosy and Typhoid,
And is helpful in gate of the king, I horrible wars and inside water.

It helps in mountains and forests populate by tigers and robbers,
And in war and death it helps to get out safely and later attain salvation.

Satham aavarthayeth yasthu muchyathe Vyadhi bhandanath,
Aavarthayantha sahasram thu labhathe Vanchitham phalam.., 7

Repeating hundred times would help you get out of diseases and imprisonment,
And repeating it one thousand times would help you get what you want.

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