भज गोविन्दं Introduction Bhaja Govindam was written by Jagadguru . Appendix: Word meanings The following words and meanings are added as an . भगवद् = god’s; गीता = song (here the scripture `bhagavatgItA’);. Bhaja Govindam was written by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya. A biography of .. The following words and meanings are added as an appendix to allow the .. गीता = song (here the scripture ‘bhagavatgItA’);. िकि त ्. Bhaja Govindam [Praise/Seek Govinda (Vishnu)] also known as Moha Mudgara ( Hammer [to अवतार-वरिष्ठाय रामकृष्णाय ते नमः ॥ meaning “( Salutations) to the establisher . Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses.

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

At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you. Of whom are you?

Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

Give up your thirst to amass wealth, devote your mind to thoughts to the Real. From where do I come? Each word in Bhaja Govindam is pregnant with meaning and the composition is a sort of short synopsis of the teachings of Santana Dharma.


Where are kin, when wealth disappears? Why this engrossment in thoughts of wealth? It seemed to him that the profoundest religion and the profoundest philosophy were those of the Upanishads.

It is classified as a prakaraNa grantha, a primer to the major works. There are no evidences to prove the exact individual authorship of these 14 verses, we have some traditional hearsay eviences as attribution.

Bhaja Govindam

The Acharya is believed to have composed the Bhajagovindam during his famous pilgrimage to Kashi Benares. This is the way of wealth everywhere. Later on, when you come tolive with an old, infirm body, no one at home cares to speak even a word with you!! Rules of grammar will not save you at the time of your death. Ponder thus, look at everything as essence-less and give up the world as an idle dream.

INDIASPIRITUALITY: English Translation of Bhaja Govindam by Adi Shankara

When the wealth is reduced, where is the retinue? Where is samsara when the Truth is known? 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.

Stanza attributed to medhaatithira. Who art thou, where do I come from? Free yourself from the illusion of the world of Maya and attain the timeless Truth. Regularly recite from the Gita, meditate on Lyric [thro’ Vishnu sahasranama] in your heart, and chant His thousand glories. Vovindam attributed to Nityananda. They may not follow exact word construction in the above verses. He whose mind revels in Brahman, he enjoys, verily, he alone enjoys.


Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses. Who is your son? Once the breath leaves, the body decays, even the wife fears that very same body.

At Banaras, probably, he wrote his famous commentaries on the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, and Brahma Sutras in which he attacked with theological ardour and scholastic subtlety all the heretics of India, and restored Brahmanism to the position of hovindam leadership from which Buddha and Kapila had deposed it. Perform these with care, with extreme care. Who is your son?

But when the soul departs from the body, even his wife runs away in fear of the corpse. By Sri Adi Sankaracharya and his disciples. Though sung as a bhajan, it contains the essence of Vedanta meanign implores the man to think, Why am I here in this life? At the end of composing the first stanza, it is said that Shankara burst forth with the next 12 stanzas of bhaja govindam.

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