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Bhakti in the hearts of men. One of these hymns is the famous Bhaja Govindam. The way of devotion, is not different from the way of knowledge. Bhaja Govindham (with Lyrics)akshmi Duration: min. Views: Category: Music. Bhaja Govindam – Swaralaya Puraskaram Duration. Bhaja Govindam is a popular Hindu devotional composition attributed to Adi Shankara. This work of Adi Shankara underscores the view that devotion (Bhakti) to.

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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. There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Published by Lyrids Banarsidass Publ. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The composition consists of thirty-three verses. Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana. Retrieved 30 December Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: Translated by Giridhar, M.

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The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion. Subbulakshmi is very popular. Many scholars hold that this composition encapsulates with both brevity and simplicity etlugu substance of all Vedantic thought found in whatever other works that Adi Shankaracharya wrote:.

Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool!


Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. This page was last edited on 30 Augustat At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not gocindam you. Views Read Edit View history.

Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses.

Bhaja Govindam

The rendition of this hymn by M. Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms. When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti.

The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each. 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.


Chronology of Hindu texts. If it does not get govindsm into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel.

Part of a series on. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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 also with Vaishnavas and others.

It is said that Shri Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by givindam 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.

Retrieved from ” https: These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting telhgu fourteen verse-blossoms.

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. Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti.