The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows. BhajaGovindam is one of the smaller texts composed by Adi Sankaracharya. ( When The original title of Bhaja Govindam is Moha Mudgara. Adi Sankaracharya’s Bhaja Govindam ; Original Sanskrit Text With Roman Transliteration Word For Word Meaning, Purport, Introductory Note.

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Shankara added the finishing touches by adding five of his own stanzas at the last bringing the total to Tejal sanslrit it it was amazing Mar 16, Meg Miller marked it as to-read Mar 21, Paperbackpages. The reason is that this was an extempore recital to an old man.

Subbulakshmi is very popular. The file is not to be copied or reposted for sankrit of any website or individuals or for commercial purpose without permission. From where have you come?

S C rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to gkvindam article: Mahesh rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool!

Still in his heart, he is a wretched puppet at the hands of passions. The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation.

Shankara was touched with pity at seeing the plight of the old man spending his years at a mere intellectual accomplishment while he would asnskrit better off praying and spending time to control his mind. The person thus awakened gets set on a path to the inner road back to the God principle. What is the Truth? Sundara Nhaja marked it as to-read Nov 27, 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.


Each one of these are destroyed within a minute by time.

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Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukti even at the end of a hundred births. This is the way of wealth everywhere.

Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana.

The background of Bhaja GovindaM is worth examining. Stanza attributed to bhArativamsha. Venkatesh Vaddadi marked it as to-read Jun 18, I recommend listening with meaning understandable to you the song everyday, and refer this book often.

Bhaja Govindam

Blessed with such vairgya, could any fail to be content? Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom. Lists with This Book. Who is my mother, who is my father? Why am I amassing wealth, family, but have no peace?

Is there no one to guide you? Taking pity on him, Adi Shankara went up to the scholar and advised him not to waste his time on grammar at his age govinsam to turn his mind to God in worship and adoration, which would only save him from this vicious cycle of life and death. So are Shankara’s words, which pierce and point out our ignorance. His words can be compared to a knife of a surgeon. Deepa marked it as to-read Jan 10, Veena Ramakrishnan rated it liked it Jul 30, If it does not get transformed into devotion, such knowledge is useless tinsel.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, the significance of the text goes much deeper and contains a well defined philosophy of attaining salvation. Kamle marked it as to-read Apr 13, Ganesh Krishnan rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Stanza attributed to toTakAchArya.

Radhakrishnan V marked it as to-read Dec 25, Rules of grammar will not save you at the time of your death. For this song Swami Chinmaya’s commentary investigates the depths of this song. The composition consists of thirty-three verses.

Even then the attachment is strong and he sanskrti firmly to fruitless desires. They may not follow exact word construction in the above verses. Cast into hell, they suffer there endlessly. See yourself in everyone and give up all feelings of duality completely.

Ponder over your real nature.