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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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Govinda be Baja O You mindless fool! If you wish to attain the status of Vishnu, have samabhAva, equanimity, always. Each one of these are destroyed within a minute. But no one at home cares to even have a word with him when his body totters due to old age. Other than chanting the Lord’s names, there is no other way to cross the life’s ocean.

He lived during a time when Hinduism was in decline ad a rise of Buddhism and the first contacts of Islam in the Indian sub continent. May the AchAryA guide us from ignorance to truth. The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: The old man moves about leaning on his staff. When one is alive, his family members enquire kindly about his welfare. It is indeed hard to cross this boundless ocean of samsara. Stanza attributed to Padmapada.


Anyone who listens to the music of Bhaja govindaM is attracted to it. Hence the song rightly starts without any mraning 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. There are no evidences to prove the exact individual authorship of these 14 verses, we have some traditional hearsay eviences as attribution.

Bhaja Govindam

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

Stanza attributed to Hastamalaka. Stanza attributed to dRiDhabhakti. Old age passes away by thinking over many past things. Oh devotee mening the lotus feet of the Guru! What is the purpose of life?

Bhaja Govindam in English Verse, by Girdhar Gopal | Sulekha Creative

In me, in you and in everything, none but the same Vishnu dwells. The last two verses in this version is not found in all editions. What is the Truth?

Seeing truth revealed before them, still the foolish ones see it meanig. Your anger and impatience is meaningless. Of whom are you? Home Talk Property Beat.

The file is not to be copied or reposted for promotion of any website or individuals or for commercial purpose without permission. Alas we humans are condemned by our lust, passion, anger, fears whose bondage is so strong even tough we know it WRONG! Stanza attributed to bharativamsha. Regulate the pranas, remain unaffected by external influences and meeaning between the real and the fleeting.

Free yourself from the illusion of the world of Maya and attain the timeless Truth. Create in your mind, devoid of passions, thoughts of the Reality. With whatever you get, entertain your mind, be content. Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukti even at the end of a hundred births.


Reflect thus at all times. Who art thou, where do I come from? Fools are they who are blind to the Self. The life of a man is as uncertain as rain drops trembling on a lotus leaf. Ponder thus, look at everything as essenceless and give up the world as an idle dream.

Do govindxm boast of wealth, friends, and youth. Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukthi even at the end of a hundred births. Each one of these are destroyed within a minute by time. Retrieved 30 December The surgeon’s knife cruelly removes the tumour with much pain, but removing the tumour ultimately restores good health in the patient.

Give up the thirst to possess wealth. Who is my mother, who is my father? The matter is urgent, as the Acharya explains in the next verse, for, when govindma hour of death approaches without any forewarning, the hard-learned verses of grammar are not going to save the poor soul. There is only one thing in three worlds that can save you from the lurics from samsara. Youth is lost by attachment to woman.

Bhajja is said that Shri Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by his disciples, was walking along a street in Varanasi one day bhama he came across an aged scholar reciting the rules of Sanskrit grammar repeatedly on the street. Even then he leaves not the bundle of his desires.

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