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

Bhaja Govindam

Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. Part of a series on. 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.

At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you. Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana. Retrieved from ” https: Hence, the hymn bears the title mxlayalam Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms.

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


There is a story attached to the composition gkvindam this Hymn. Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The rendition of this hymn by M. It is said that Shri Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by govindma 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.

The composition consists of thirty-three verses.

These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms. The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Nhaja, reads as follows: 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:.

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Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti. Subbulakshmi is very popular. Hindu malayalamm Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara.


This page was last edited on 30 Augustat Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. Chronology of Hindu texts.

The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation. If it does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel. Views Read Edit View history. Translated by Giridhar, M. Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses.

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.

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