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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When that wisdom is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion.

Ponder thus, look at everything as essence-less and give up the world as an idle dream. Still in snskrit heart, he is a wretched puppet at the hands of passions. He is reputed to have founded four mathas “monasteries”which helped in the historical development, revival and spread of Advaita Vedanta.

Bhaja Govindam

Thus stanzas with 1st as refrain are called dvAdashmanjarika stotram. Be content with what comes through actions govinram performed in the past.

Take delight to be with the noble and the holy. Time plays saskrit life ebbs away. However, the significance of the text goes much deeper and contains a well defined philosophy of attaining salvation. Ramasubramanian added it Jun 20, 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:.


Youth is lost by attachment to woman.

Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses. Shankara represented his works as elaborating on ideas found in the Upanishads, and he wrote copious commentaries on the Vedic canon Brahma Sutra, principal govlndam and Bhagavad Gita in support of his thesis. Cast into hell, they suffer there endlessly. Who is my mother, who is my father?

From where do I come? Bhaja govindaM has been set to musical tones and sung as sanskrkt songs by children. 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.

Each one of these are destroyed within a minute by time. Reflect thus at all times.

Venkatesh Vaddadi marked it as to-read Jun 18, Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! Through disciplined senses and controlled mind, thou shalt come to experience the indwelling Lord of your heart! Stanza attributed to sumati. Rajagopalachari put govinsam his commentary, “When intelligence matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom.

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The reason is that this was an extempore recital to an old man.

One who lives in communion with god enjoys bliss, pure and uncontaminated, like a child and as an intoxicated. The surgeon’s knife cruelly removes the tumour with much pain, but removing the tumour ultimately restores good health in the patient. Redeem me through Thy mercy. The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion.

Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, Chandrasekhar marked it as to-read Aug 26, What is the Truth? But the storm of desire never leaves. Venkat Gururajan rated it it xanskrit amazing Jul 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

A biography of Shankara bhaa his other compositions of Vedic literature can be found in the shankara. Ponder over your real nature. His words can be compared to a knife of a surgeon. It is classified as a prakaraNa grantha, a primer to the major works.