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भज गोविन्दं Introduction Bhaja Govindam was written by Jagadguru . Appendix: Word meanings The following words and meanings are added as an . भगवद् = god’s; गीता = song (here the scripture `bhagavatgItA’);. Bhaja Govindam was written by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya. A biography of .. The following words and meanings are added as an appendix to allow the .. गीता = song (here the scripture ‘bhagavatgItA’);. िकि त ्. Bhaja Govindam [Praise/Seek Govinda (Vishnu)] also known as Moha Mudgara ( Hammer [to अवतार-वरिष्ठाय रामकृष्णाय ते नमः ॥ meaning “( Salutations) to the establisher . Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses.

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From self-settledness comes JIvan muktI.

Though sung as a bhajan, it contains the essence of Vedanta and implores the man to think, Why am I here in this life? Hence the song rightly starts meanint any preamble: The fourteen disciples are said to have accompanied him.

Stanza attributed to Hastamalaka. Shankara added the finishing touches by adding five of his own stanzas at the last bringing the total to Shankara understood that the majority of the world was also engaged in mere intellectual, sense pleasures and not in the divine contemplation. His words can be compared to a knife of a surgeon. Give up the thirst to possess wealth.


Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. They are fools those who have not Self-knowledge, and they consequently, as a captive in hell, are lyrifs.

Bhaja Govindam of Adi Shankaracharya – Slokas, Traslation, Meaning

There are no evidences to prove the exact individual authorship of these 14 verses, we have some traditional hearsay eviences as attribution. Why this engrossment in thoughts of wealth?

These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms. Who is my father? Your anger and impatience is meaningless. May thou be soon free from Samsara.

Stanza attributed to Anandagiri. Born among the studious Nambudiri Brahmans of Malabar, he rejected the luxuries of the world, and while still a youth became a Sanyasi, worshipping unpretentiously the bhana of the Hindu pantheon, and yet mystically absorbed in the vision of all-embracing Brahman.

Thus stanzas with 1st as refrain are called dvAdashmanjarika stotram. By Sri Adi Sankaracharya and his disciples. Freed from vice and virtue, onward he wanders. Wealth is not welfare, truly there is no joy in it. However, the significance of the text goes much deeper and contains a well defined philosophy of attaining salvation. Stanza attributed to Subodha.

Bhaja Govindam

The Acharya urges the man to turn towards God and sing His glory instead of trying to learn a language. Regulate the pranas, remain unaffected by external influences and discriminate between the real and the fleeting. They may not follow exact word construction in the above verses.


But when the soul departs from the body, even his wife runs away in fear of the ljrics.

Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

Inspired by the extempore recital by Shankara, each of his 14 disciples composed a verse and the 14 verse compendium is called chaturdashamanjarika stotram. But only he whose mind steadily delights in Bhaj enjoys bliss, no one else.

Free yourself from the illusion of the world of Maya and attain the timeless Truth. The life of a man is as uncertain as rain drops trembling on a lotus leaf.

There are many who go with matted locks, many who have clean shaven heads, many whose hairs have been plucked out; some are clothed in saffron, yet others in various colors all just for a livelihood. Govinda be Praised, O You mindless fool! Do not fail to remember this again and again in your mind.