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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.

Rama Mangalasasanam

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jamatha Muni

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

The good wishes prayer to Lord Sri Rama.

Kosalendraya, mahaneeya gunabhdhaye,
Chakravarthi thanujaaya sarva bhoumaya Mangalam., 1

Let good happen to, Rama,
Who is the king of Kosala,
And the ocean of good qualities.
Let good happen to Rama,
Who is son of emperor Dasaratha,
And who is a very great king.

Vedavedantha vedhyaya, Megha Shyamala moorthaye,
Pumsaam mohana roopaya, punyaslokaya Mangalam., 2

Let good happen to Rama,
Who is venerated by Vedas and Vedanta,
Who is of the black colour of the rich cloud,
Who is one of the prettiest among men,
And who has a fame which is pure.

Viswamithrantharangaya, mithila nagari pathe,
Bhagyaanaam paripakaya, bhavya roopaya Mangalam., 3

Let good happen to Rama,
Who is a confidant of Viswamithra,
Who is the matured luck of,
The king of Mithila and,
Is the form of pure humility.

Pithru bhakthaya sathatham brathrubhi saha seethaya,
Nandithakhila lokaya, Ramabhadraya Mangalam., 4

Let good happen to Ramabhadra,
Who is a devotee of his father,
Who shines with Sita and his brothers,
And who makes the entire world happy.

Thyaktha saketha vasaya, chithra koota viharine,
Sevyaya sarva yaminaam, dheerodhayaya Mangalam., 5

Let good happen to Lord Rama,
Who is courageous and kind,
Who left the city of Ayodhya,
And lived in the forest of Chithrakoota,
And who served all great sages.

Soumithrina cha janakya chapa banasi dharine,
Samsevyaya sada bhakthya, swamine mama Mangalam., 6

Let good happen to my Lord Rama,
Who was with Lakshmana and Sita,
Who was armed with sword and bow,
And who is always served by devotees.

Danda karanya vasaya, khara dhooshana sathrave,
Grudhra rajaya Bhakthaya, mukthi dayasthu Mangalam., 7

Let good happen to the giver of salvation,
Who lived in the forest of Danda karanya,
Who was the enemy of Asuras, Khara and Dhooshana,
And who was greatly devoted to Jatayu, the king of birds.

Sadaram Sabari datha phala moola abhilashine,
Soulabhya paripoornaa, sathvodrikthaya Mangalam,., 8

Let good happen to him who has lot of good qualities,
Who liked the fruits and roots offered by Shabhari.
And can be fully realized, extremely easily.

Hanumath sama vethaya, harresabheeshta dhayine,
Bali pramadhanayasthu, Maha dheeraya Mangalam., 9

Let good happen to the God who is very brave,
Who can be easily be attained by Hanuman,
Who used to fulfill desires of King Sugreeva,
And who wounded and killed the great Bali.

Srimathe Raghu veeraya, sethullangitha sindhave,
Jitha rakshasa Rajaya, Rana dheeraya Mangalam., 10

Let good happen to the God who is brave in battle,
Who is the valorous hero of the clan of Raghu,
Who built the bridge over the sea,
And who won over the king of Rakshasas.

Vibheeshana kruthe preethya, lankabheeshta pradhayine,
Sarva loka saranyaya, Sri Raghavaya Mangalam., 11

Let good happen to Lord Raghava,
Who presented with happiness Lanka,
To Vibheeshana due to his love,
And who has the entire world as devotees.

Asadhya nagarem divyamabhishikthaya Seethaya,
Rajadhi rajaya Rama Bhadraya Mangalam., 12

Let good happen to Lord Raghava,
Who was crowned along with Sia,
When he returned back to the city of Ayodhya,
And who is the king of all kings.

Brahmadhi deva sevyaya, brahmanyaya mahathmane,
Janaki prana nadhaya, Ragu nadhaya Mangalam., 13

Let good happen to the Lord of the Raghu clan,
Who is served by Lord Brahma and other devas,
Who protected Vedas and Brahmins,
And who was the king of the soul of Janaki.

Sri soumya jamathru mune krupaya smanu peyushe,
Mahathe mama nadhaya, Raghu nadhya Mangalam., 14

Let good happen to the Lord of the Raghu clan,
Who was got to us by the grace of the saint Jamathru,
Who is my Lord who is on of the greatest.

Mangala sasana paraiir madacharya purogamai,
Sarvescha poorvairacharyai, sathkruthayasthu Mangalam., 15

Let good happen to the Lord who only did good,
The salutary song about him is greatest by my teacher,
Grater than all that is written by previous great teachers.

Ramya jamathru muneena, mangala sasanam krutham,
Trilokyadhipathi Sriman, karothu Mangalam sada., 16

This song praying for good to the lord,
Written by the handsome sage Jamatha,
Wishes for all good all times,
To Lord Rama who is the king of three worlds.

Ithi Sri vara vara muni swami krutha, sri rama mangala sasanam sampoornam

Thus ends the song of good for Lord Rama, written by the sage Vara vara muni.

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