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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.

Bhagwath Bhagawaan ki Aarthi

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Baagawat Bhagawaan ki hai Aarthi,
Papiyon ko paap see thAarthi

Bhagawatha is the worship of God, It helps sinners to cross over sins.

Ye Amar Grandh, Yahi mukthi panth,
Hai Pancham Ved niralaa,
Nava Jyothi jagaane walla,
Hari Jnan yahi, vara dhaan yahi,
Jai Mangal ki hai Aarthi,
Papiyon ko Paap se hai thAarthi

This immortal epic is the way to salvation,
And it is the rare fifth Veda,
Which raises up new flame,
It is the knowledge about Hari, and it is the boon,
It is the worship of the auspicious world,
It helps sinners to cross the sin.

Ye Santhi dheep, paavan, puneeth,
Papon ke mittane vaala,
Hari daras dhikhane vala,
Ye sukh karani, hai dukh harni,
Yah Madhusudan ki Aarthi,
Papiyon ko paap se thAarthi

This is the lamp of peace, purifying and divine,
Which is the one which destroys sin,
It shows us the way to the essence of Hari,
Which does good and destroys sorrow
This is the of killer of Madhu,
It helps sinners to cross the sin.

Ye Madhura Bhol, bhava phand khol,
Sanmarg dikhaane wala,
Bigadi ko banana vala,
Sri Ram yahi, Ghana Shyam yahi,
Sabki mahima ki Aarthi,
Papiyon ko paap se hai thAarthi

These sweet words open the prison of Samsara,
It shows you the right path,
It makes those who have broken down,
This itself is Ram, and this itself is Lord Krishna,
This the worship of greatness of all,
It helps sinners to cross the sin.

भागवत भगवान की है आरती
पापियों को पाप से है तारती

ये अमर ग्रन्थ, यह मुक्ति पंथ,
है पंचम वेद निराला,
नव ज्योति जगाने वाला !
हरि ज्ञान यही, वरदान यही,
जग मंगल की है आरती,
पापियों को पाप से है तारती

ये शांति दीप, पावन पुनीत,
पापों को मिटाने वाला,
हरि दरस दिखाने वाला !
ये सुख करनी, है दुख हरनी,
यह मधुसूदन की आरती,
पापियों को पाप से है तारती

ये मधुर बोल, भव फंद खोल,
सन्मार्ग दिखाने वाला,
बिगडी को बनाने वाला,
श्री राम यही, घनश्याम यही,
सबकी महिमा की आरती,
पापियों को पाप से ही तारती

Listen to Aarthi rendered by Hemant Kumar on YouTube

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