bhaja govindam sloka 1 bhajagovindam bhajagovindam govindam bhaja moodhamathe samprapte meaning: bhaja – seek, govinda – the lord govinda, moodhamathe – o fool, o ignoramus, Bhajagovindam Lyrics Meaning English. This English translation of Bhaja Govindam was found in a magazine published in Autumn by the Sivananda Ashram. The magazine also. भज गोविन्दं Introduction Bhaja Govindam was written by much deeper and contains a well defined philosophy of attaining salvation.

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But only he whose mind steadily delights in Brahman enjoys bliss, no one else. Stanza attributed to Sureshwaracharya. There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. Strength has left the old man’s body; his head has become bald, his gums toothless and leaning on crutches.

Stanza attributed to Subodha. The rendition of this hymn by M. Where is samsAra, the world, when the Truth is known? Bhaja govindaM has been set to musical tones and sung as prayer songs by children.

And yet, one leaves not the gusts of desires. O ,Foolish one,why this constant grasping for wealth?

Let one seek enjoyment in company or let him revel in solitude away from the crowd. Ponder over your real nature. Distribute your wealth in charity to the poor and the needy. Time sports and life ebbs away.


Seeing this, he burst forth with the verses of Bhaja govindaM. Distribute your wealth in charity to the poor and the needy. This prompted Sri Sankara to burst out this composition, a sort of rebuke to foolish way of living. Stanza attributed to sumati.

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One may take delight in yoga or bhoga, may have attachment or detachment. Of whom are you? Stanza attributed to surendra. See yourself in everyone and give up all feelings of duality completely.

Bhaja Govindam

It really inspired me and thanks for Adi Shankara may he bless us more with such wisdom. When one is alive, his family members enquire kindly about his welfare. This work has been identified as an English translation where the translator is unknown.

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He could pardon the polytheism of the people, but not the atheism of Sankhya, or the agnosticism govondam Buddha. Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms.

So long as a man is fit and able to support his family, see the affection all those around him show. When the appointed times comes deathgrammar rules surely will emaning save you. A censure is implied when the Acharya calls the man a fool Moodhamathe. Rules of Grammar will not save you at the time of your death.


Other than chanting the Lord’s names, there is no other way to cross the life’s ocean. Where are the relatives when wealth is gone? Though sung as a bhajan, it contains the essence of Vedanta and implores the man to think, Why am I here in this life? Govinda be Praised O You mindless fool! Stanza attributed to toTakAchArya. Thus stanzas with 1st as refrain are called dvAdashmanjarika mraning.

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Though death brings an end to everything, man does not give-up the sinful path. What is the purpose of life? PD-old Works with no license template. But the storm of desire never leaves. The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” englisb 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.

Freed buaja vices and virtues, onward he wanders. Stanza attributed to Anandagiri. When water is evaporated, where is the lake? These are nothing but a modification of flesh.