The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows. BhajaGovindam is one of the smaller texts composed by Adi Sankaracharya. ( When The original title of Bhaja Govindam is Moha Mudgara. Adi Sankaracharya’s Bhaja Govindam ; Original Sanskrit Text With Roman Transliteration Word For Word Meaning, Purport, Introductory Note.

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Fools are they who are blind to the Self. Kuntal Trivedi marked it as to-read May 23, Stanza attributed ghaja medhAtithira. Stanza attributed to dRiDhabhakti.

There are no evidences to prove the exact individual authorship of these 14 verses, we have some traditional hearsay eviences as govindamm. 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.

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

Murilo Hildebrand de Abreu marked it as to-read Apr 05, Shankara’s words seem to be quite piercing and seem to lack sanakrit softness and tenderness often found in his other texts, thus addressing directly. The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” which defines the composition and gives it its name invokes the almighty in the aspect of Vishnu ; it is therefore sanskriy popular not only with Sri Adi Shankaracharya’s immediate followers, the Smarthasbut also with Vaishnavas and others.


The composition consists of thirty-three verses.

Bhaja Govindam

Sundara Mani marked it as sansorit Nov 27, Each one of these are destroyed within a minute by time. The person thus awakened gets set on a path to the inner road back to the God principle. May 10, Pratap rated it really liked it Shelves: Other than chanting the Lord’s names, there is no other way to cross the life’s ocean.

Brother, ponder over these truths. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Why am I amassing wealth, family, but have no peace?

Adi Shankara is believed to be the organizer of the Dashanami monastic bhja and the founder of the Shanmata tradition of worship.

The rendition of this hymn by M. From self-settledness comes JIvan muktI. Redeem me through Thy mercy. What use is a lake which has no water?

They may not follow exact word construction in the above verses. The reason is that this was an extempore recital to an old man. Fail not to remember this again and again in your mind. Chronology of Hindu texts. S C rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Shankara was touched with pity at seeing the plight of the old man spending his years at a mere intellectual accomplishment while he would be better off praying and spending time to control his mind.


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. Though death brings an end to everything, man does not give-up the sinful path. 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: If it does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel.

Freed from vices and virtues, onward he wanders. Eucaristos marked it as to-read Apr 11, Anyone who listens to the music of Sanskriy govindaM is attracted to it.