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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Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukti even at the end of a hundred births.

Bhaja Govindam

Distribute your wealth in charity to the poor and the needy. Seeing this, he burst forth govindzm the verses of Bhaja govindaM. The main opponent in his work is the Mimamsa school of thought, though he also offers arguments against the views of some other schools like Samkhya and certain schools of Buddhism.

But the storm of desire never leaves.

Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

Old age passes away by thinking over many things. Redeem me through Thy mercy. Brother, ponder over these truths.

This is the way of govindak everywhere. This page was last edited on 30 Augustat During his stay in Kashi, Adi Shankaracharya noticed a very old man studying the rules of Sanskrit by Panini. Pattem marked it as to-read Sep 16, Eucaristos marked it as to-read Apr 11, Kamle marked it as to-read Apr 13, Stanza attributed to Subodha. Girish Nair rated it really liked it Jun 23, Anyone who listens to the music of Bhaja govindaM is attracted to it.


From where do I come? Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. Venkat Gururajan rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti.

Freed from vices and virtues, onward he govibdam. From self-settledness comes JIvan muktI. Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. However, the significance of the text goes much deeper and contains a well defined philosophy of attaining salvation.

It is classified as a prakaraNa grantha, a primer to the major works.

Deepa marked it as to-read Jan 10, Views Read Edit View history. Vyas marked it as to-read May 28, If it does not get transformed into devotion, such knowledge is useless tinsel. Ponder over your real nature. Radhakrishnan V marked it as to-read Dec 25, May thou be soon free from Samsara.

Stanza attributed to yogAnanda. It is a knife into the heart of worldliness, and by removing this tumour of ignorance, we can attain everlasting bliss with the grace of Govinda. It is divided into dvAdashamanjarikA and charpaTapanjarikA for this purpose. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: One who lives in communion with god enjoys bliss, pure and uncontaminated, like a child and as an intoxicated.

Seeing truth revealed before them, still the foolish ones see it not.

Reader is requested to consult a dictionary and commentaries for additional details. Though sung as a bhajan, it contains the essence of Vedanta and implores the man to think, Why am I here givindam this life? A biography of Shankara and his other compositions of Bgaja literature can be found in the shankara.


Bhaja govindaM is divided into dvAdashamanjarikA stotram and chaturdashamanjarika stotram. Chandramouleeswaran marked it as to-read Apr 30, Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms.

Shankara was touched with pity at seeing the plight of the old man spending his years at a mere intellectual accomplishment while he would be better off praying and spending time to control his mind. Meg Miller marked it as to-read Mar 21, Taking pity on him, Adi Shankara went up to the scholar and advised him not to waste his time gocindam grammar at his age but to turn his govvindam to God in worship and adoration, which would only save him from this vicious cycle of life and death.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Shankara explains, nay chides, us for spending our time in useless trivia like amassing wealth, lusting after wo men and requests us to discriminate and cultivate the knowledge to learn the difference between the real and the unreal.

There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Your anger and impatience is meaningless.