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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Stanza attributed to sumatira. From self-settledness comes Jeevan Mukti.

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Behold there lies the man who sits warming up his body with the fire in front and the sun at the back; at night he curls up the body to keep out of the cold; he eats his beggar’s food from the bowl of his hand and sleeps beneath the tree. Even though in the world the ultimate end is death, even then man leaves not his sinful behaviour. So are Shankara’s words, which pierce and point out our ignorance.

What is the purpose of life? Stanza attributed to surendra. Public domain Public domain false false. Do not boast of wealth, friends, and youth. Still in his heart, he is a wretched puppet at the hands of passions. Brother, ponder over these truths. It seemed to him that the profoundest religion and the profoundest philosophy were those of the Upanishads.

These are nothing but a modification of flesh. In the three worlds it is the association-with-good-people alone that can serve as a boat to cross the sea of change, birth and death. Regularly recite from the Gita, meditate on Vishnu [thro’ Vishnu sahasranama] in your heart, and chant His thousand glories.


There are many who go with matted locks, many who have clean shaven heads, many whose hairs have been plucked out; some are clothed in saffron, yet others in various colors all just for a livelihood. It is classified as a prakaraNa grantha, a primer to the major works.

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Know that the whole world remains a prey to disease, ego and grief. There is only one thing in three worlds that can save you from the ocean of samsAra, engllish into the boat of satsanga, company of good people, quickly.

Stanza attributed to Anandagiri. Freed from vices and virtues, onward he wanders.

Each one of these are destroyed within a minute by time. A rich man fears even his own son. Thus was a silly grammarian lost in rules cleansed of his narrow vision and shown the Light by Shankara’s apostles. Do not waste your efforts to win the love of or to fight against friend and foe, children and relatives. Is there no one to bhjaa you? Stanza below is attributed to padmapAda.

Bhaja govindaM has been set to musical tones and sung as prayer songs by children. Bhaja govindaM is divided into dvAdashamanjarikA stotram and chaturdashamanjarika stotram.

Where is samsara when the Truth is known? Stanza attributed to Sureshwaracharya. Redeem me through Thy mercy. Shankara added the finishing touches by adding five of his own stanzas at the last bringing the total to May the AchAryA guide us from ignorance to truth.


Shankara explains, nay chides, us for spending our time in useless trivia like amassing wealth, lusting after wo men and requests us to discriminate and cultivate the knowledge to learn the difference between the real and the unreal. Why worry about wife, wealth? The vovindam “Bhaja Govindam” is said to have been composed on this occasion.

Bhaja Govindam

Yet, devoid of jnana, nothing can give mukthi even at the end of a mening births. Strength has left the old man’s body; his head has become bald, his gums toothless and leaning on crutches. This bouquet of twelve verses was imparted to a grammarian by the all-knowing Shankara, adored as the bhagavadpada. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Daylight and darkness, dusk and dawn, winter and springtime come and go. Cast into hell, they suffer there endlessly. Besides the refrain of the song beginning with the words “Bhaja Govindam”, Shankaracharya is meanig to have sung twelve other verses.

Verses 8 engglish nd 9 are corrected. From where do I come? Stanza attributed to Subodha. May thou be soon free from Samsara.

Hence, the hymn bears the title “Dvadasamanjarika- Stotra ” A hymn which is a bunch of twelve verse-blossoms. Seeing truth revealed before them, still the foolish ones see it meanjng.