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Govkndam is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms.

Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ. Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas.

Bhaja Govindam

The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation. Malayapam 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.

Retrieved from ” https: The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: 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. Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool!


Malayalaam the time malayalwm your death, Rules of grammar will not save you. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

If it does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel. Views Read Gogindam View history. The rendition of this hymn by M. Subbulakshmi is very popular.

The composition consists of thirty-three verses. These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms.

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:. Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence malayaalam matures and ghaja securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana. Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara.

Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as gvindam bhakti. The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion. Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: This page was last edited on 30 Augustat mallayalam 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.


The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each. Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Chronology of Hindu texts.

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Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

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

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

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