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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.

Venkatesa Dwadasa Nama Stotram

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Sri Venkatesa Dwadasa Nama Stotram

(The prayer of twelve names addressed to Lord Venkatesa)

Translated by

1,Venkateso , Vasudeva , varijasana vandhita ,
Swami Pushkarani vasa , Shanka chakra Gadha dhara

1, Lord of Venkata mountain , son of Vasudeva ,Lord saluted by Lord Brahma,
He who lives in temple tank at Thirupathi , The lord who carries the conch and the wheel.

2,peethambaradhao deva , Garudarooda shobhitha ,
Viswathma, Viswalokesa Vijayo Venkateswara

He who wears yellow silk , God, He who shines riding on Garuda ,
The soul of the universe , Lord of the universe , The victorious one , The God of Venkata.

3.Yethath dwadasa naamani trisandhyam ya paden nara ,
Sarva papa nirmuktho Vishno sayujyamapnuyath.

If a human being reads these twelve names ,
At dawn , noon and dusk , he would get rid of all sins,
And make his own the world of Lord Vishnu.