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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.

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Rama Jayam Sthuthi (Tamil)

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Ramajayam prayer in Tamil

Paavai Sakthi Sangham

Translated by

(This simple prayer was taken from The Kumudam Bhakthi May 1-15 issue.My acknowledgements)

1.Anbargal idarai agathida vendi , Ayothiyil vanthathu Ramajayam.
Asurarai ozhithu aram thazhaithu onga amaithi alithathu Ramajayam

To remove the problems of Devotees Ramajayam came in Ayodhya.
After killing asuras, Ramajayam made Dharma grow luxuriantly and gave peace.

2.Aathavan marabil azhagiya urukkondu avatharithathu Ramajayam
AAranam kamazhum Vedamamunivan arulai pethathu Ramajayam

Ramajayam took birth in the clan of the Sun God , with a pretty form.
Ramajayam got the grace of a Vedic sage expert in Vedas.

3.Irul vadivaana aasayai vendru marul ozhithathu Ramajayam,
Irudiyin makathai ilakkuvanodu imai pol kathathu Ramajayam.

Ramajayam defeated desire which has the form of darkness and removed ignorance,
Along with Lakshmana Ramajayam protected the Yaga of the sage like the eyelid protects the eye.

4.Eesanai otha gowthaman illal idarai ozhithathu Ramajayam,
Eesanodu indiran imayavar yevarum yetha nindrathu Ramajayam.

Ramajayam removed the suffering of the wife of Gowthama , who was similar to God,
Ramajayam stood hearing the praises of Lord Shiva, Indra as well as all devas.

5.Unmayin vadivaam Bheejaksharathai ,orvaai yendarthu Ramajayam,
Uruthiyai koduthu marathiyai keduthu ulagai kappathu Ramajayam.

Ramajayam told people to remember the letter “Om”, which is the form of god,
Ramajayam gives us determination and destroys forgetfulness.

6.OOnamil udalum uyariya porulum , udane tharuvathu Ramajayam
Oomai pondra uyirgalukkum , uyarvai athikarippathu Ramajayam

Ramajayam immediately gives a body with sickness and a great meaning,
Ramajayam increases the greatness of the souls who are like dumb ones.

7.Yendrum namakku inbam alithu yengum iruppathu Ramajayam,
Yemakku sathu, pirarkithu theethu yenbathu athathu Ramajayam.

Ramajayam gives us happiness always and is spread everywhere,
Ramajayam is something which does not believe that this is good for me and bad for others.

8.Yethumathu yengi nirpporkku yetham tharuvathu Ramajayam,
Yena urukkonda muniyai yenthi irukkayil vaithathu Ramajayam.

Ramajayam lifts up people who are sad that they do not have anything,
Ramajayam is one which took the sage who was a sinner and kept on a high pedestal.

9.Iymbhoothangalai adimayai konda anuman uraippathu Ramajayam,
Iymukathavanum pangayathavanum amararum uraippathu Ramajayam.

Ramajayam is that which is said by Hanuman who made the five elements as slaves.
Ramajayam is that which is told by Lord shiva, Lord Brahma and all devas.

10.Oru vazhi nillaa alayuru manathai oru vazhi paduthum Ramajayam,
Oruvanum thaan yenave nilai yendru unmai unarthum Ramajayam.

Ramajayam makes stable our mind which never stops moving ,
Ramajayam makes one understand that every person is itself only.

11.Omkara porul unmayin vadivaam orvaai yendrathu Ramajayam,
Oviyam thanilum kaviyam thanilum ookamalippathu Ramajayam.

Ramajayam tells that the meaning of OM is the truth,
Ramajayam Gives encouragement in a painting and in an epic.

12.Avvai pondra aanmaakkalukku , abayathai uraippathu Ramajayam,
Oudatham pondru padipor thamakku anaithum alippathu Ramajayam.

Ramajayam is that which offers protection to souls like Avvayar,
Ramajayam like medicine gives everything to those who read it.

13.Ramajayam , Sri Ramajayam , Sri Ramajayam , Sri Ramajayam,
Ram , Ram, Ram, Ram, Ram , Ram, Ram, Ram , Ram, Ram, Ram.

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