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This page was last edited on 30 Augustat Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts.

Views Read Edit View history. The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion. When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti. Kalayalam Chinmaya Mission Trust, 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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nhaja From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Chronology of Hindu texts. The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool!

Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses. 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. Retrieved 30 December The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each.


Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn.

Part of a series on. It is said that Shri Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by his disciples, was walking along a street in Varanasi one day when he came across maayalam aged scholar reciting the rules of Sanskrit grammar repeatedly on the street. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

The composition consists of thirty-three verses. 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. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes malaayalam salvation.


The rendition of this hymn by M. Many scholars hold that this composition malayalsm with both brevity and simplicity the substance of all Vedantic thought found in whatever other works that Adi Shankaracharya wrote:.

Translated by Giridhar, M. These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms. Knowledge jnana which has become govjndam is spoken of as devotion bhakti.

Bhaja Govindam

Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. Subbulakshmi is very popular.

If it does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless govindaam. Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana.

Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms. At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you.