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Bhaja Govindam

Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Many scholars hold that this composition encapsulates with both brevity and simplicity the substance of all Vedantic thought found in whatever other works that Adi Shankaracharya wrote:.

There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! Retrieved from ” https: Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti. Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana.

The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

Translated by Giridhar, M. These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms. Chronology of Hindu texts. The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation. Subbulakshmi is very popular.


The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” which defines the composition and gives it its name invokes the almighty in the aspect of Vishnu ; it is therefore very popular not only with Sri Adi Shankaracharya’s immediate followers, the Smarthasbut malaya,am with Vaishnavas and others.

The composition consists of thirty-three verses. At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you.

Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 30 December If it does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel. Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti.

Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses. The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each.

This work of Adi Shankara underscores the view that devotion Bhakti to God, Govinda, is a vastly important part of general spirituality, as emphasised by Bhakti Yoga and the Bhakti movement. This page was last edited on 30 Augustat It is said that Shri Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by his disciples, was walking along a street in Varanasi one day when he came across an aged scholar reciting the rules of Sanskrit grammar repeatedly on the street.


Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas.

Taking pity on him, Adi Shankara went up to the scholar and advised him not to waste his time on grammar at his age but to turn his mind to God in worship and adoration, which would only save him from this vicious cycle of life and death. In this prayer, Adi Shankaracharya emphasizes the importance of devotion for God as a means to spiritual development and to liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion.

Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The rendition of this hymn by M. Hindu malaywlam Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara.

Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms. Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts.