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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.

Shirdi Sai Ashtotharam

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

Shirdi Sai Baba was one of the greatest saints of modern times. His utter simplicity, tolerance to all religion and a remarkable life has attracted lot of devotees to him.[1]

Om Sree sainadhaya namah Lord Sai
Om Lakshmi-narayanaya namah Lord Lakshmi narayana
Om Krishna-rama-siva marutyadi rupaya namah Lord with the form of Krishna, Rama, Shiva and Anjaneya
Om Shesha-shaene namah Lord who sleeps on the snake Sesha
Om Goda-varee-tata shirdi-vasine namah Lord who lived in Shirdi which is on shores of Godavari
Om Bhaktha hruda-layaya namah He who merges with the heart of his devotees
Om Sarwa-hrunni-layaya namah He who merges with all hearts
Om Bhuta-vasaya namah He who lives in all beings
Om Bhuta bhavi-shyadbhava varji-taya namah He who removes thoughts about past, present and future
Om Kalati-taya namah He who is beyond time
Om kalaya namah He who is the time
Om Kala kalaya namah He who is the killer of God of death
Om Kaladarpa damanaya namah He who removes pain inflicted by God of death
Om Mrutyum-jayaya namah He who has succeeded death
Om Amartyaya namah He who is a super human being
Om Martya bhaya-pradaya namah He who gives salvation to human beings
Om Jiva-dharaya nama He who is the support to life
Om Sarwa-daraya namah He who is support of everything
Om Bhakta-vana samar-dhaya namah He who is worshipped by forest of devotes
Om Bhakta-vana prati-gynaya namah He who is the affirmation of the forest of devotion
Om Anna vastradaya namah He who gives food and cloths
Om Aarogya kshema-daya namah He who grants health and cOmfort
Om Dhanamangalya pradaya namah he who grants well being and wealth
Om Bhuddi siddi-pradaya namah He who grants wisdOm and power
Om Putra mitra kalatra bandhu-daya namah He who grants son, friend, wife and relatives
Om Yoga kshema vahaya namah He who looks after our well being
Om Aapadbhanda-vaya namah He who is the friend in times of danger
Om Marga-bandave namah He who is the friend of the way
Om Bhukthi mukti swarga-pavar-gadaya namah He who gives devotion, salvation and heaven
Om Priyaya namah He who is very dear
Om Priti vardanaya namah He who has a pleasing face
Om Antarya-mine namah He who is in side
Om Sachi-datmane namah He who is the divine truth
Om Nitya-nandaya namah He who is happy forever
Om Parama-sukha-daya namah He who gives immense (divine) pleasure
Om Parame-shwaraya namah He who is the divine lord
Om Para-bramhane namah He who is the unltimate brahmam
Om Paramat-mane namah He who is the divine soul
Om Gynana-swarupine namah He who is wisdOm personified
Om Jagath pitrena namah He who is the father of universe
Om Bhakthanam matru datru pitamahaya namah He who is mother, father and grand father
Om Bhaktha abhaya-pradaya namah He who gives protection to devotees
Om Bhaktha-para-deenaya namah He who is in the control of his devotees
Om Bhaktha-nugraha karaya namah He who blesses his devotees
Om Sharanagata vatsalaya namah He who loves people surrendering to him
Om Bhakti shakti pradaya namah He who gives strength to his devotees
Om Gynana vairagya pradaya namah He who gives wisdOm and rennunciation
Om Prama pradaya namah He who grants salvation
Om Samkshaya-hrudaya daorbalya-paapakarma vasana-kshya-karaya namah He who weakens weakness of heart and propensity for sins
Om Hrudaya-grandi bheda-kaya namah He who destroys the attachement of the heart
Om Karma dvamsine namah He who destroys effect of previous births
Om Shuda satya aditaaya namah He who sin of pure truth
Om Gunatita gunat-mane namah He who who is beyond charecterstics but is personification of them.
Om Ananta-kalyana gunaya namah He who is the limitless good qualities
Om Amita-para-kramaya namah He who is greatly valorous
Om Jnane namah He who is wisdOm
Om Durdharksha-kshobyaya namah He who gets angry with bad people
Om Apari-jitaya namah He who cannot be defeated
Om Trilokeshu avighata gataye namah He who removes impediment for journey in the three worlds.
Om Ashakya rahitaya namah He who is perennially there
Om Sarwashakti-murthaye namah He who is the idol of all powers
Om Surupa sundaraya namah He who is form is very pretty
Om Sulocha-naya namah He who has good eyes
Om Bahurupa vishva-murthaye namah He who is the form of the world with several forms.
Om Arupa avya-kthaya namah He who is formless and not clear
Om Achintyaya namah He who is beyond thought
Om Sukshmaya namah He who has a micro form
Om Sarwantar-yamine namah He who is in everything
Om Mano-vaga-titaya namah He who is beyond mind and words
Om Prema-murtaye namah he who is personification of love
Om Sulaba-durla-baya namah He who is easy as well as dificult to get
Om Asrahaya saha-yaaya namah He who helps people depending on him
Om Anadha-nadha dina-bhandave namah The merciful lord of orphans
Om Sarwabhara bhrute namah He who wears all ornaments
Om Akarmaneka karma-sukarmine namah He who does good deeds among all deeds
Om Punya-shravana keerta-naaya namah He who likes to hear the song of good deeds
Om Thirdhaya namah He who is the path and stair case
Om Vaasu-devaaya namah He who is Lord Krishna
Om Sathangataye namah He who gives us salvation
Om Satya-narayanaya namah He who is Sathya Narayana
Om Loka-naadhaya namah He who is the Lord of all people
Om Paavana ana-ghaya namah He who is pure in my mind beyond limits
Om Amrutham-shave namah He who is nectar
Om Bhaskara-prabhaya namah he who has light like Sun
Om Bramha-charya taparcharyadi suvrataaya namah he who observes penance of Brahma Chari as well as sages
Om Satya-dharma paraaya-naaya namah He who reads forever about Truth and Dharma
Om Sidhe-shwaraya namah He who is the divine God
Om Sidha-samkalpaya namah He who is the divine thought
Om Yoge-shwaraaya namah He who is the Lord of Yogas
Om Bhagavate namah_he who is wise about God
Om Bhakta-vatsalaaya namah He who cherishes his devotees
Om Satpuru-shaya namah He who is a good man
Om Purusho-ttamaya namah He who is the greatest purusha (man)
Om Satya-tatva bhodhakaya namah He who teaches essence of truth
Om Kamadi-shadvri dhvamsine namah He who destroys six hankerings like passion
Om Abedha-namdanu bhava-pradaya namah He who gives unalloyed blessings
Om Sama-sarvamata samataya namah He who is tolerant and equal to all
Om Sri dakshina murthaye namah He who is Dakshina murthy
Om Sri venkatesha ramanaya namah He who is Lord Venkateswara
Om Adbhuta-nanta charyaya namah He who has the story of wonder and happiness
Om Pravannarti haraya namah He who destroys great hankerings
Om Samsara sarwa-duhkha kshaya-karaya namah He who reduces the entire sorrow of the world
Om Sarva-vitpar-vato mukhaya namah He who has the same face to every one
Om Sarvamtarba-histhitaya namah He who lives inside everybody
Om Sarva-mangala-karaya namah He who does all good deeds
Om Sarva-bhishta pradaya namah He who grants all desires
Om Sama-rasa sanmarga sthapa-naya namah He who established the good path of reconciliation
Om Samardha sadguru sri sainadhaya namah He who is Lord Sai and teacher Samartha Ramdas
Eti Sree Sainadha Astottara Shatanamavali Samaptham Thus ends the 108 names of Lord Sai


  1. These 108 names were taken from [1].