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Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children is now published after academic peer-review and available through open access.

In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences that Indian American children face after they are exposed to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We show that there is an intimate connection―an almost exact correspondence―between James Mill’s ( a prominent politician in Britain and head of the British East India Company) colonial-racist discourse and the current school-textbook discourse. Consequently, this archaic and racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces in the Indian American children the same psychological impact as racism is known to produce: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon similar to racelessness where the children dissociate from the tradition and culture of their ancestors

This book is an outcome of 4 years of rigorous research as a part of our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within Academia.

Agasthya Krutha Saraswathi Stotram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Agasthya Krutha Sri Saraswathi stotram

Sage Agasthya

Translated by

1.Ya kundendu thushara hara davalaa,
Ya shubhra vasthravruthaa,
Yaa veena vara danda manditha karaa,
Ya swetha padmasana,
Ya brahmachyutha Sankara prabruthibhir ,
Devai sadaa poojithaa,
Saa maam pathu sarswathi, bhagawthi,
Nissesha jadyapaha.

She is the one who wears the garland dazzling white jasmine flower,
She is the one who always decorates with very clean cloths,
She is the one who has in her hand a Veena which she plays,
She is one who sits in the throne of white lotus,
She is one who is worshipped by Gods such as ,Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva,
And let that Goddess Saraswathi who removes ignorance , look after me.

2.Dhorbhir yuktha Chathurbhi sphatika mani mayeem , akshamaalaam dhadhaanaa,
Hasthenaikena [admam sithamapi cha sukam pusthakam chaparena,
Bhasaa kundhendhu sankha sphatika mani nibhaa bhasamaanaa samaanaa,
Saa may vaghdevatheyam nivasathu vadane sarvadhaa suprasanna.

Let that goddess of words, Who has four hands, Who holds the garland of crystal beads in one hand, Who holds parrot, white lotus and book in other hands, And who is as lustrous as kunda flowers, moon, conch and crystal beads, Live always in my face and bless me.

3,Sura asura sevitha pada pankhaja,
Kare virajaath kamaneeya pusthaka,
Virinchi pathni Kamalasana sthithaa,
Saraswathi nruthyathu vachi nay sadaa.

Let Sarawathi whose feet is worshipped by asuras and devas,
Who holds a very attractive book in her hands ,
Who is wife of Brahma and who sits on a lotus,
Always dance on my words.

4.Saraswathi sarasija kesara prabhaa,
Thapaswini sitha kamlasana priyaa,
Ghanasthani kamala vilola lochanaa,
Manaswini bhavathu vara prasaidhini.

Oh goddess Sarswathi born out of water who shines like saffron,
Who does penance and likes open lotus to sit,
Who has stout breasts and has shifting eyes like the lotus flower,
And who controls the mind , please become my giver of boons.

5.Saraswathi namasthubhyam varade kama roopini,
Vidhyarambham karishyami sidhir bhavathu may sadaa.

I salute Goddess Saraswathi who grants blessings and takes forms that she wants,
I am starting my education , Please always let me succeed in this my venture.

6.Saraswathi namasthubhyam , sarva devi namo nama,
Santhi roope sasi dhare , sarva yoge namo nama.

I salute Goddess Saraswathi , salute and salute the Goddess of all,
Who is embodiment of peace , who carries the moon ,
And who is the master of all yoga , and whom I again and again salute.

7,Nithyanande , niraadhaare , nishkalayai namo nama.
Vidhyadhare visalakshi , shudha jnane namo nama.

Salutations to her who is always joyful , who does not have any basis and who does not have any stains,
Salutations to her who is the basis of education who has broad eyes and is pure wisdom.

8.Shudha sphatika roopayai , sookshma roope namo nama,
Sabdha Brahmi chathur hasthe sarva sidhyai namo nama.

Salutations to the one whose form is like a clear crystal and who has a micro form
Salutations to the voice of God who has four hands and have all accomplishments.

9.Mukthalankrutha sarvangyai , mooladhare namo nama,
Moola manthra swaroopayai moola shakthyai namo nama

Salutations to her who has decorated all her body with pearls and who is the root basis,
Salutations to her who is of the form of the root manthras and who is the root power.

10.Manomayi , mahayoge , vageaswari namo nama,
Vanyai varada hasthayai varadayai namo nama

Salutations to her who is spiritual , a great yogi and goddess of words,
Salutations to the goddess of sound who holds a hand in blessing and blesses

11.Vedhyayai Veda roopayai Veda Vedyai namo nama,
Guna dosha vivarjinyai Gun deepthyai namo nama

Salutations to Goddess of knowledge , who has Vedic form and is known by Vedas,
Salutations to the Goddess who differentiates between good and bad and is the light of good

12.SArva jnane , sadanande Sarva roope Namo nama
SArvagnayai sadanande sampannayai namo nama

Salutations to Goddess of all wisdom who is ever joyful and takes all forms,
Salutations to the all knowing one who is full of joy and who is full of everything.

13.Yoga roope rema devyai yoganandhe namo nama,
Divyagnayai , trinethrayai divya moorthyai namo nama

Salutations to her who has the form of Yoga , who is goddess Lakshmi and is the joy got by yoga,
Salutations to her who has divine knowledge, who has three eyes and has a divine form.

14.Ardha chandra dhare devi Chandra roope namo nama,
Chandradithya same devi chandra bhooshe namo nama.

Salutations to her who wears the half moon and who has the form of a moon,
Salutations to her who is equal to Sun and moon and who wears moon as an ornament.

15.Anu roopa , maha roope , viswa roope namo nama ,
Animadhyahta sidhayai Anandhayai nam,o nama.

Salutations to her who has the form of an atom, a big form and a form of the universe,
Salutations to her who has the eight occult powers and has the form of joy.

16.Jnana vijnana roopayai Jnana moorthe namo nama,
Naanaa saasatra swaroopayai nana roope namo nama.

Salutations to her who has the form of wisdom and science and is the personification of knowledge,
Salutations to her who has the form of different shastras and who has variety of forms.

17.Padmadhe , Padma vamse cha Padma roope namo nama,
Parmeshtyai paraa moorthyai namasthe papa nasini.

Salutations to her who is lotus , belongs to the clan of lotus and has the form of lotus,
Salutations to the principal goddess who has a divine form and destroys sins.

18.Maha devyai , maha kalyai , maha lakshmyai namo nama,
Brahma Vishnu shivakhyayi Brhama narye namo nama.

Salutations to the great Goddess, to the great Kali and the great Lakshmi,
Salutations to her praised by Brahma , Vishnu and Shiva and the lady of Brahma.

19.Kamala kara gehayai kamaroope namo nama,
Kapali prana nadhayai karmatayai namo nama.

Salutations to her who dwells in group of lotuses and who can take any desired form,
Salutations to the wife of Lord Brahma and who is clever in her work.

20.Sayam pratha paden nithyam shan masad sidhimavapnuyath,
Ghora vyagra bhayam nasthi padatham srunwatham api.

He who reads id daily in the morning and evening will get occult powers in six months,
He who reads or hears it will not have any fear of the wild tiger.

21.Itham sarswathi stotram agasthya muni vachakam,
SArva sidhi karam nrunaam sarva papa pranasanam.

This prayer to Saraswathi which is written by sage Agasthya,
Would lead to all powers and destroy all sins.