भज गोविन्दं Introduction Bhaja Govindam was written by Jagadguru . Appendix: Word meanings The following words and meanings are. Bhaja Govindam was written by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya. .. The following words and meanings are added as an appendix to allow the. Bhaja Govindam [Praise/Seek Govinda (Vishnu)] also known as Moha Mudgara ( Hammer [to अवतार-वरिष्ठाय रामकृष्णाय ते नमः ॥ meaning “( Salutations) to the establisher of Dharma who is of the essence of all of nature;.

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Shankara understood that the majority of the world was also engaged in mere intellectual, sense pleasures and not in the divine contemplation.

Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, But the storm of desire never leaves. Reader is requested to consult a dictionary and commentaries for additional details.

I pray to Adi Shakaracharya that by his blessings I may be blessed with darshan of Murari. Stanza attributed to bhArativamsha.

Shankara’s words seem to be quite piercing and seem to lack the softness and tenderness often found in his other texts, thus addressing directly.

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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:. Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms.


A rich man fears even his own son. Several writers have written paens on Shankara, but to me Will Govinndam in his wonderful essay on Shankara encapsulates the essence of this titan of Vedantic thought.

Youth is lost by attachment to woman.

Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of lyrixs devotion bhakti. Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. Time plays and life ebbs away. There is only one thing in three worlds that can save you from the ocean of samsAra, get into the boat of satsanga, company of good people, quickly. Though sung as a bhajan, it contains the essence of Vedanta and implores the man to think, Why am I here in this life?

Stanza attributed to vArttikakAra sureshvara. Blessed with such vairgya, could any fail to be content? May the AchAryA guide us from ignorance to truth. Please help to maintain respect for volunteer spirit.

Of whom are you? But no one at home cares to even have a word with him when his body totters due to old age.

Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. Shankara explains, nay chides, us for spending our time in useless trivia like amassing wealth, lusting after wo men and requests us to discriminate and cultivate the knowledge to learn the difference between the real and the unreal.


Fantastic, for those of us who have no command of Sanskrit and don’t understand any other language except English.

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It seemed to him that the profoundest religion and the profoundest philosophy were those of the Upanishads. Stanza attributed to yogAnanda. Cast into hell, they bhhaja there endlessly. O ,Foolish one,why this constant grasping for wealth? So are Shankara’s words, which pierce and point out our ignorance.

Where are the relatives when wealth is gone? It is indeed hard to cross this boundless ocean of samsAra. Stanza attributed to sumati.

Bhaja Govindam chanting with lyrics and meaning – 5- verse 26 to 32 | spiritual atma

What good is the lake, when water denudes? In 31 verses, he, like no other, explains our fallacies, our wrong outlook for life, and dispels our ignorance and delusions.

Seeing truth revealed before them, still the foolish ones see it not.