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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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Sarada Mahimna Stotram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
                              Sarada Mahimna Stotram

Swami Sachidananda Shivabhinava Nrusimha Bharathi Swami
Of Sringeri Peetam

Translated by

(Sarada is the presiding deity of Sringeri. She is considered as the form of Goddess Saraswathi. .This strotra is written by the 33rd Pontiff of the Sringeri Sarada peeta who lived between 1858-1912)

1.Srungadri Vasaya, vidhi priyaya,
Karunya varambudhaye nathaya,
Vijnana dayakhila bogadhaya,
Sri Saradakhyaya namo Mahimne

Salutaions to greatness of her known as Sarada,
Who lives on Sringa mountain , who is very dear to Lord Brahma ,
Who is the ocean of mercy to her devotees,
And who grants them knowledge , mercy and al type of pleasures.

2.THunga thata vasa kruthadharaya,
Brungali vidweshi kuchojjwalaya,
Angadari bhootha manojna hemne,
Srungara semnesthu namo mahimne

Salutaions to greatness of goddess who has lovely parting of hair,
Who living on banks of Thunga is honoured,
Whose shining breasts hates swarm of bees ,
And who wears lovely golden ornaments on her limbs.

3.Veenalasad pani saroruhaya ,
Sonadaraya, akhila bhagyadaya,
Kaanadha sastra pramukeshu chanda,
Prajna pradhayasthu , namo Mahimne

Salutations to greatness of goddess sitting on a lotus,
Holding Veena in her hands , who has red lips ,
Who grants all luck to , experts in Sastra like Kanadha,
And who grants very great wisdom.

4.Chandra prabhayesa sahodharaya ,
Chandrarbha kalakrutha masthakaya,
Indradhi devothama poojithaya,
Karunya santhraya namo Mahimne

Salutations to greatness of Goddess who has nmmon as her brother,
Who wears on her head the crescent of moon from the killer of God of death,
Who is worshiped by Indra and other Devas and who is full of mercy.

Ithi Sri Jagad Guru Srunga giri Sri SachidanandaShivabhinava
Nrusimha Bharathi Swamiji Virachitha Sarada Mahimna stotram

Thus ends the “The Sarada Mahimna Stotra written by
Sri Sachidananda Shivabhinava Nrusimha Bharathi of Sringeri peetam.