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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.

Viswa Roopa Anjaneya Nava Rathna Mala Kavacham

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

The garland of nine gems to Hanuman in supreme form. These verses are meant to please the nine planets. One is supposed to wear the gem concerned and chant the manthra to please a particular planet.

Thatho Ravana neethaya seethaya Shathru karsana,
Iyesha padam anveshtum charana charitha padhi., 1

Then the slayer of enemies searching for Sita abducted by Ravana,
Wanted to find where she is and decided to travel by the path of Charanas.

(This is the first sloka of Sundara Kandam. The gem attached with this sloka is Manikyam (ruby) and the planet pleased by this is the Sun).

Yasyathwethani chathwari Vanarendra yadha thava,
Smruthi mathir druthir darkshyam cha karmasu na seedhathi.,2

Oh King of monkeys you have four great qualities, which are,
Vedas, wisdom, speed and never getting disinterested,
And they help you in not getting blocked in your actions.

(The gem attached to this manthra is pearl and the planet attached is the moon)

Anirvedho sriyam moolam, anirveda param sukham,
Anirvedo hi sathatham, Sarvartheshu pravarthaka.,3

Absence of depression is the root of wealth,
Absence of depression is the real pleasure,
And absence of depression is always,
Needed for people who do any work.

(The gem attached is Coral and the planet attached is Mars)

Namosthu Ramaya salalkshmanaya, devyai cha thasyai Janakathmajayai,
Namosthu rdhrendra yama anilebhya, Namosthu chandra arka maruth ganebhya.,4

Salutation to Rama along with Lakshmana,
Salutations to his consort, the daughter of Janaka,
Salutations to Rudra, Indra Yama and fire,
Salutations to moon, son and the wind God.

(the gem attached is Emerald and the planet attached is Mercury)

Priyaana sambhaved dukham, apriyad adhikam bhayam,
Thaabhyaam hi viyujyanthe namasthesham mahatmanath.,5

Due to desire, sorrow occurs,
Due to hatred, fear occurs,
And you can get rid of that fear,
By saluting great souls.

(The gem attached is Pushpa Ragam(yellow sapphire) and the planet attached is Jupiter)

Rama, Kamala pathraksha sarva sathwa manohara,
Roopa dakshinya sampanna prasootho Janakathmaje.,6

Rama, who has eyes like a lotus leaf,
Who is pretty and knows all good knowledge,
Who is blessed with mien and consideration,
And is the consort of the daughter of Janaka.

(The gem attached is Diamond and the planet pleased is Venus)

Jayath athibalo Ramo, Lakshmanasya Maha bala,
Dasoham kosalendraya ramasya aklishta karmana.,7

Victory to very strong Rama and the very strong Lakshmana,
I am slave to Rama, the king of Kosala,
The one does who performs all jobs well.

(The gem attached is Neelam (blue Saphire) and the planet pleased is Saturn)

Yadhasthi pathi susrosha, yadhyasthi charitham thapa,
Yadhi vathsyeka pathni thwam, seetho bhva Hanumatha.,8

If I have looked after my husband properly,
If my character is faultless,
And if I am a dear wife,
Please become cold to Hanuman.

(The gem attached is Gomedhakam (Garnet) and the planet pleased is Rahu)

Nivrutha vana vasam thwam, thwaya sardha marindhamam,
Abhishiktamayodhyam, Kshipram drakshyasi Raghavam.,9

You would end your stay in forest,
You would soon join with your grea husband,
You would soon have coronation in Ayodhya,
And speedily you are going to be rescued by Lord Rama.

(The gem attached is Vaidoorya (cat’s eye) and the planet pleased is Kethu)

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