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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.

Narayaneeya Haarathi

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

These are to be chanted by all members together after completing the reading of Narayaneeya.

Jaya Jagadeesha hare Krishnaa,
Jaya Jagadheesa hare,
Jaya Guru marutha mandhira natha,
Jaya Jagadhesa hare Krishna.

Victory to the Krishna the Vishnu, who is Lord of the universe,
Victory to Vishnu the Lord of the universe,
Victory to the lord of the temple of Guru and wind god,
Victory to the Krishna the Vishnu, who is Lord of the universe,

Kinkini pada kamala Krishna,
Kankana kara yugala,
Kunkuma pangila Vaksha sthala,
Kuvalaya thala neela Krishna, (Jaya Jagadheesha…)

Oh Krishna with anklets making jingling sound,
Who has armlets on both hands,
Who has chest with saffron marks,
Oh Krishna, who is like the blue lily. (Victory to Krishna…)

Sadhi nava neetha haraa Krishna,
Tharuni Chitha hara,
Dhayaya palaya Dhamodhara Hara,\
Thulai dhama dhara Krishna. (Jaya Jagadheesa…)

Oh Krishna who used to steal curds and butter,
Who used to steal hearts of lasses,
Please take care of me, Oh God with a rope tied in the belly,
Oh Krishna who can be tied by the ocimum plant (Victory to Krishna…)

Govardana dharana Krishna, Gopi Jana Ramana,
Komala pallava Sundara charana,
Kokila Madhu vachana Krishna (Jaya Jagadheesa…)

Oh Krishna who carried Govardhana,
Who is the darling of Gopa women.
Who has feet as soft as a tender leaf,
Oh Krishna whose words are as sweet as honey (Victory to Krishna…)

Nanda Kumara Hare Krishna,
Narada gita gunaa,
Narayana vara Bhatathiri krutha,
Sthuthivara Shubha phaladha Krishna. (Jaya Jagadheesa…)

Oh Krishna who is the son of Nanda Gopa,
Who enjoys songs sung by sage Narada,
Oh Krishna who blessed,the prayers,
Composed by the great Narayana Bhattathiri, (Victory to Krishna….)

Poonthana Bhakthi Priya Krishna,
Vrundavana rasika,
Premika bhavuka mandala poojitha,
Pada Saroja yuga Krishna. (Jaya Jagadheesaa…)

Oh Krishna who liked the devotion of Poonthanam,
Who enjoyed the Vrundavan,
Who is worshipped by enraptured sweethearts,
Oh Krishna who has two feet like lotus. (Victory to Krishna…)


This is sourced from the book Sri Narayaneeyam, a Sanskrit-Tamil book published by Giri Traders, Mumbai.