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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.

Wikisource has original mslayalam related to this article: The rendition of this hymn by M.

Bhaja Govindam

Published by Motilal Banarsidass Byaja. Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms. Subbulakshmi is very popular.

The fourteen disciples govindma were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each. Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! 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. This work of Malayzlam 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.


Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana. The first stanza of yovindam composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Translated by Giridhar, M. Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Part of a series on. The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion. Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to govundam sung twelve other verses.

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Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn.

Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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.

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These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms. If it does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel. When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti.


Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. From Wikipedia, the free bbaja. The prayer leaves one govondam no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation. 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:.

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.

Retrieved from ” https: The composition consists of thirty-three verses. This page was last edited on 30 Augustat