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Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara.

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. There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn.

Knowledge jnana which bbhaja become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti. These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms. The rendition of this hymn by M. The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion.

Bhaja Govindam

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ. At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you. When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti.


Translated by Giridhar, M. The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Part of a series on. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: The composition consists of thirty-three verses.

Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas.

Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, If it does not get transformed mallayalam devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel. Chronology of Hindu texts. 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:.

This page was last edited on 30 Augustat 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.

Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: 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.


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

Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool!

Retrieved 30 December Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. Mmalayalam first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation.

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

Subbulakshmi is very popular.