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Bhaja Govindam

Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses. There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, 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:. 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 composition consists of thirty-three verses. Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms. The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion. These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms. Bhaka it does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel.

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When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti. The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: Subbulakshmi is very popular.

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.

Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

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

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. Retrieved 30 December 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.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: The rendition of this hymn by M. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. Part of a series mallayalam.

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.

Translated by Giridhar, M. The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation.

Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have malayalaj one verse each.

In this prayer, Adi Shankaracharya emphasizes the importance mqlayalam devotion for God as a means to spiritual development and to liberation from the cycle of birth and death. Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 30 Augustat