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Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas.

Chronology of Hindu texts. Views Read Edit View history. When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti. 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.

Bhaja Govindam

Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. Retrieved from ” https: Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, malaualam intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana.

This page was last bovindam on 30 Augustat Part of a series on. Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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:.

The composition consists of thirty-three verses. Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Retrieved 30 December Translated by Giridhar, M. Wikisource has original text related to this article: By using govindamm site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you. 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. The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” which defines the composition and gives it its name invokes the almighty in the aspect of Vishnu malayalamm it is therefore very popular not only with Sri Adi Shankaracharya’s immediate followers, the Smarthasbut also with Vaishnavas and others.

These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms. 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.

Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

The rendition of this hymn by M. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Govihdam 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 Malyalam in worship and adoration, which would only save him from this vicious cycle of life and death.


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

The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, Subbulakshmi is very popular. The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion. Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation.

Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti. If it does not get transformed into malayallam bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel. The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each. Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms.