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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.

Surya Kavacha Sthothram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Surya Kavacha Stotram
(Prayer of armour to Sun God)

Sage Yagnavalkya

Translated by

Yagnavalkya uvacha:-
Yagnavalkya said:-

1.Srunushwa muni sardhoola , Suryasya kavacham shubham,
SAreerarogyadham divyam , sarva saubaghya dhayakam

Please hear oh lion among sages, the holy armour addressed to Sun god,
Which improves health of the body , is divine and one which grants all types of luck.

2.DEdheepyamana makutam , sphuran makara kundalam,
Dhyathwaa sahasra kiranam , stotram methad udheerayeth.

After meditating on the shining god adorned with a crown,
And shining with fish like ear studs, this prayer to the thousand rayed God should be recited.

3.Siro may Bhaskara pathu, lalatam may amitha dhyuthi,
Nethre Dhinamani pathu sravane vasareswara.

Let the God of light protect my head and let god with great brilliance protect my forehead,
Let the gem of the day protect my eyes and let God of the day protect my ears.

4.Granam dharma gruni pathu , vadanam veda vahana,
JIhwaa may manadha pathu , kandam may Suravanditha

Let my nose be protected by protector of Dharma
And let my face be protected by he who rides on Vedas,
Let my toungue be protected by destroyer of pride
And let my neck be protected by he who is saluted by devas.

5.Skandho Prabakara pathu , vaksha pathu janapriya,
Pathu padhou dwadasathma , sarvangam sakaleswara,

Let the maker of light protect my five object of senses,
Let the darling of the people protect my chest,
Let the gosd with twelve souls protect my feet,
And let all my body parts be protected by god of all.

6.Surya rakshathmakam stotram likhithwa, burja pathrake,
Dadhaathi yak are thasya vasagaa sarva sidhaya.

If this prayer of protection of sun god is written in Burja leaves ,
And given to someone, he would be under your control
And you would become an expert on occult powers.

7.Susnatho ya japeth , samyagyo adheethe swastha manasa,
Sa roga muktho , deergaayu , sukham pushtim cha vindathi.

If this is read by one who is purified after performing his rituals,
From the beginning he will have a peaceful mind without worries,
Free of disease, long lived and lead a like of pleasure and health.

Ithi Srimad Yagnavalkya muni virachitham,
Surya kavacha stotram sampoornam

Thus ends the armour of Sun god,
Written by sage Yagnavalkya.