Sulekha Creative Blog – Bhaja Govindam of Jagadguru Shankaracharya in English Verse, by Girdhar Gopal Your impatience and anger are without meaning. Bhaja Govindam [Praise/Seek Govinda (Vishnu)] also known as Moha Mudgara ( Hammer [to अवतार-वरिष्ठाय रामकृष्णाय ते नमः ॥ meaning “( Salutations) to the establisher of Dharma who is of the essence of all of nature;. Bhaja Govindam of Adi Shankaracharya with Slokas and Translation.

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Who is my mother? It may be added here that the tone of Bhajagovindam is not at all soft, but somewhat striking, in spite of its exotic poetic beauty and perfection of composition.

Chant the holy name of God and silence the turbulent mind. Views Read Edit View history. Fools are they who are blind to the Self. They may not follow exact word construction bhaj the above verses.

It is a knife into the heart of worldliness, and by removing this tumour of ignorance, we can attain everlasting bliss with the grace of Govinda. By Sri Adi Sankaracharya and his disciples.

Though sung as a bhajan, it contains the essence of Vedanta and implores the man to think, Why am I here in this life? The reason is that this was an extempore recital to an old man.

Stanza attributed to yogAnanda. And yet, one leaves not the lrics of desires. There are no evidences to prove the exact individual authorship of these 14 bhajs, we have some traditional hearsay eviences as attribution.

Stanza attributed to Hastamalaka. There is no shortage of clothing for a monk so long as there are rags cast off the road. These are nothing but a modification of flesh. However, the significance of the text goes much deeper and contains a well defined philosophy of attaining salvation. But the storm of desire never leaves.


Distribute your wealth in charity to the poor and the needy. Give up the thirst to possess wealth. In me, in you and in everything, none but the same Vishnu dwells. Each one of these are destroyed within a minute by time.

Bhaja Govindam

The surgeon’s knife cruelly removes the tumour with much pain, but removing the tumour ultimately restores good health in the patient.

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:. But only he whose mind steadily delights in Brahman enjoys bliss, no one else. I pray to Adi Shakaracharya that by his blessings I may be blessed with darshan of Murari.

Bhaja Govindam of Adi Shankaracharya – Slokas, Traslation, Meaning

Stanza attributed to vArttikakAra sureshvara. Time plays and life ebbs away. Alas we humans are condemned by our lust, passion, anger, fears whose bondage is so strong even tough we know it WRONG! Sanskrit Wikisource has original text related to this article: The life of a man is as uncertain as rain drops trembling on a lotus leaf. The Acharya is believed to have composed the Bhajagovindam during his famous pilgrimage to Kashi Benares.

Give up your thirst to amass wealth, devote your mind to thoughts to lygics Real. Distribute your wealth in charity to the meaningg and the needy.

bhaa Youth is lost by attachment to woman. Reflect thus at all times. Through disciplined senses and controlled mind, thou shalt come to experience the indwelling Lord of your heart! Stanza attributed to Subodha. During his stay in Kashi, Adi Shankaracharya noticed a very old man studying the rules of Sanskrit by Panini.


Govinda be Praised O You mindless fool!

Guide to control your senses and seek Govindaemancipator of Lustgreed and anger. The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each. Of whom are you?

If you wish to attain the status of Vishnu, have samabhAva, equanimity, always. Take delight to be with the noble and the holy. The matter is urgent, as the Acharya explains in the next verse, for, when the hour of death approaches without any goovindam, the hard-learned verses of grammar are not going to save the poor soul.

Stanza attributed to sumati. To the rich, there bhja fear even from his own son. Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukthi even at the end of a hundred births. The hymn “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion.

Let a man read but a little from Gitaa, drink just a drop of water from the ganges, worship murari govinda just once. Where is samsara when the Truth is known? Still in his heart, he is a wretched puppet at the hands of passions.