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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O brother, think of that Truth here. Is there not for you the One who ordains? Thus enquire, leaving aside the entire world-of-experience, essenceless and a mere dreamland, born of imagination. Though death brings an end to everything, man does not give-up the sinful path. Fools are they who are blind to the Self.

Bhaja Govindam

Sadly, I was not able to locate the name of the translator. Through disciplined senses and controlled mind, thou shalt come to experience the Indwelling Lyrica of your heart! O ,Foolish one,why this constant grasping for wealth? Who art thou, where do I come from?

Time loots away all these in a moment. GYaanavihinaH sarvamatena muktiM na bhajati janmashatena. He could pardon the polytheism of the people, but not the atheism of Sankhya, or the agnosticism of Buddha. 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. Stanza attributed to bharativamsha.


The first stanza of the composition, featuring the eponymous line lyricx Govindam”, reads as follows: His teachings have had tremendous impact on Hinduism and on religious thought of over a billion Hindus. Even then the attachment is strong and he clings firmly to fruitless desires. The rendition of this hymn by M. At the time of your death, Rules of grammar will not save you.

Who is my mother and my father? Take delight to be msaning the noble and the holy. The last two verses in this version is not found in all editions.

Bhaja Govindam of Adi Shankaracharya – Slokas, Traslation, Meaning

Where is samsAra, the world, when the Truth is known? Who is your son? Brother, ponder over these truths here. Hence the song rightly starts without any preamble: Let one seek enjoyment in company or let him revel in solitude away from the crowd. May the AchAryA guide us from ignorance to truth. Stanza attributed to Anandagiri. Shankara’s words seem to be quite piercing and seem to govinadm the softness and tenderness often found in his other texts, thus addressing directly. Where are the relatives when wealth is gone?

Your anger and impatience is meaningless. Give up all attachments and renounce all comforts. But the storm of desire never leaves.


INDIASPIRITUALITY: English Translation of Bhaja Govindam by Adi Shankara

Without exception, chanting the Lords name, is the only path That will help you cross the limitless bhaaja of life’s Samsara. Of whom are you? What is the purpose of life? But only he whose mind steadily delights in Brahman enjoys bliss, no one else. Is there none to guide thee and show the way? The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” which defines the composition and gives meanimg 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.

Who is my mother, who is my father? Even then he leaves not the bundle of his desires. Retrieved 30 December Thus stanzas with 1st as refrain are called dvAdashmanjarika stotram. Even though in the world the ultimate end is death, even then man leaves not his sinful behaviour. I pray to Adi Shakaracharya that by his blessings I may be blessed with darshan of Murari.

From where have you come? Get into that boat of satsangha quickly.