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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.

Sri Sarada Stotram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Sharada Stotra
(Prayer to Goddess Saraswathi)

Sri Sridhara Swami of Chincholi, Karnataka

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(This great Prayer is written by a Holy sage of Karnatka called Sridhara Swami ( This stotra in sanskrit script with meaning is available in )

1.Vibudha vandithe , budha janasrithe,
Janani sharade , bhavthu they krupaa

Saluted by scholars , depended upon by the wise,
Oh mother Sharada , please shower your grace

2.Mathivikasike , mathi vishodhike,
Mathi vararchithe , kuru krupaam Shive

She who broadens and purifies wisdom,
Oh Goddess who blesses with wisdom,
Oh Consort of Shiva, please show your mercy

3.Vimala bhodhike , nija sukhathmike,
Yadhi thu they krupaa, sa thu sukhee bhaveth.

Teacher of pure knowledge , One who gives true comfort,
If I get your blessings then I would be really happy.

4.Janani they padam , jada vipasakam,
Sphuradhu sarvadaa, sphut tharam hrudhi.

Mother, your feet promotes even in your foolish devotees,
The pure knowledge always and for ever.

5.Chidavambhyahe , janani mana idham
Athi sushobhanam , visathu thava padam

Oh mother keep in my mind , your auspicious feet ,
And promote in me the divine pure knowledge

6.Thava sushobhanam, vimala roopakam,
Jagathi visthrutham , kuru dhayanvithe

Make your auspicious pure form shine,
Throughout the world, Oh merciful mother.

7.Thava krupanvithaa , jagathi naikasaa,
Thimira haraka , santhu budha janaa

Due to your mercy , the ignorant of the world,
Are cured of their blindness by wise people.

8.Mala harathmake , vimala jana pure,
Janani thwam sadaa, nivasa jnanadhe

Destroyer of bad thoughts , in this place of pure ones,
You mother should always stay and help us all.

9.Jayathu jayathu nithyam sarada veda mathaa,
Jayathu jayathu devi jnanadha mokshadhaa cha
Jayathu jayathu yaa sri sarva devairupaasya,
Jayathu jayathu nithya BHarathi chithswaroopa

Victory and victory daily to Sharada, the mother of Vedas,
Victory and victory to the goddess who grants wisdom and salvation,
Victory and victory to all those devotees of the Goddess,
Victory and victory to the Goddess with perennial divine form.

Srimath Paramahamsa parivrujacharya sadguru bhagwathaa,
Sridhara swami mana virachitham sri Saradha stotram sampoornam.

Thus ends the prayer to Sharada witten by the great saint and sage
Sridhara Swami.