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If it does not get transformed into devotion bhaktisuch knowledge jnana is useless tinsel. Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: The composition consists of thirty-three verses.

Bhaja Govindam

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. Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Translated by Giridhar, M. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Glvindam put in his commentary, “When intelligence jnana matures and lodges securely in the bhqja, it becomes wisdom vignyana. The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion. The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line “Bhaja Govindam”, reads as follows: These fourteen verses are together called “Chaturdasa-manjarika-Stotra” a hymn consisting of fourteen verse-blossoms.

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


Bhaja Govindam – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 30 Augustat 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.

When that wisdom vignyana is integrated with life and issues out in action, it becomes devotion bhakti. Hindu texts Sanskrit givindam Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. Wikisource has original text related to this govinadm Chronology of Hindu texts. Published by Chinmaya Publications Trust, Subbulakshmi is very popular. Views Read Edit View history.

Timeline Chronology of Hindu texts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The rendition of this hymn by M. Taking govinsam 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. Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each.



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:. Retrieved 30 December 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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Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken of as devotion bhakti. Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is said to have sung twelve other verses.