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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.

Sampoorna Narayaneeya Parayanam

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Parayana Vidhana of Narayaneeyam

It is come to do the full parayanam of Narayaneeyam in a single day. The following procedure is adopted. It is not necessary for a single person to read the entire text. The people who read can be kept changing.

Step 1. Do Sankalpam
Step 2 Read Vishnu Sahasranamam
Step 3 . After every Dasakam do a Karpoora neeranjanam and offer to God naivendyama like fruits/ Sugar Candy/Raisins except in case of the end of the following chapters.

Dasakam 1 Panchamrutham is offered as Naivedhyam
Dasakam 24-25 Panakam
Dasakam 27-28 Ney Payasam
Dasakam 30-31 Nendra pazham
Dasakam 34-35 Chitrannam
Dasakam 37-39 Pal Payasam (Vara Danam i.e offering of Paddy or Whole wheat
With a coin is given to all the audience)
Dasakam 51 All food prepared served on Banana leaf
Dasakam 78-79 Ney Payasam /Kesari/Mysore Pak ( Some people make Cheer Muruku
As well as Paruppu Thengai kutti)
Dasakam 87 Beaten rice over which a piece of Jaggery is kept
Dasakam 100 Chundal

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