Author: Voodoorg Grogrel
Country: Iraq
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 5 February 2012
Pages: 102
PDF File Size: 10.62 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.64 Mb
ISBN: 943-2-58448-244-7
Downloads: 73019
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mooguzragore

Retrieved from ” https: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion. If bahja does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel. There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn.

The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: In this prayer, Adi Shankaracharya emphasizes the importance of devotion for God bhaaja a means to spiritual development and to liberation from the cycle of birth and death. Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms.

Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms. Retrieved 30 December The composition consists of thirty-three verses. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: Rajagopalachari put in his commentary, “When intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the heart, it becomes wisdom vignyana.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 Adi Shankara underscores the view that devotion Bhakti to God, Govinda, is a vastly important part of general bhajx, as emphasised by Bhakti Yoga and the Bhakti movement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Subbulakshmi is very popular. Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti. Translated by Giridhar, M.

Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. Chronology malayapam Hindu texts. The rendition of this hymn by M. Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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:.

Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

The prayer leaves one in no doubt that the renunciation of our egotistical differences and surrender to God makes for salvation. At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you. 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.


Views Read Edit View history. Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts.

govineam The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each. Part of a series on.

Bhaja Govindam

When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti. Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses.

Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! This page was last edited on 30 Augustat Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ. 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.

Related Posts