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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The Acharya is believed to have composed the Bhajagovindam during his famous pilgrimage to Kashi Benares. It really inspired me and thanks for Adi Shankara may he bless us more with such wisdom. These are nothing but a modification of flesh. Redeem me through Thy mercy.

Still in his heart, he is a wretched puppet at the hands of passions. Perform these with care, with extreme care. Newer Post Older Post Home.

There is only one thing in three worlds that can save you from the ocean from samsara. Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Even then the attachment is strong and he clings firmly to fruitless desires. The matter is urgent, as the Acharya explains in the next verse, for, when the hour of death approaches without any forewarning, the hard-learned verses of grammar are not going to save the poor bgaja.


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 bahja the street. What use is a lake which has no water?

INDIASPIRITUALITY: English Translation of Bhaja Govindam by Adi Shankara

Of whom are you? I pray to Adi Shakaracharya that by his blessings I may be blessed with darshan of Murari.

Stanza attributed to vArttikakAra sureshvara. Subbulakshmi is very popular. Hindu texts Sanskrit texts Bhakti movement Adi Shankara. Freed from vice and virtue, onward he wanders. Stanza attributed meqning Nityanatha.

Retrieved 30 December Know that the whole world remains a prey to disease, ego and grief. From where have you come? Let one seek enjoyment in company or let him revel in solitude away lyrlcs the crowd. Who is your wife? Fail not to remember this again and again in your mind.

To the rich, there is fear even from his own son. Knowledge jnana which has become mature is spoken mexning as devotion bhakti. But only he whose mind steadily delights in Brahman enjoys bliss, no one else. If you wish to attain the status of Vishnu, have samabhAva, equanimity, always. The fourteen disciples who were with the Master on that occasion are believed to have added one verse each.


Your anger and impatience is meaningless. Why this engrossment in thoughts of wealth?

Bhaja Govindam

A rich man fears even his own son. Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, oh fool! At the end of composing the first stanza, it is said that Shankara burst forth with the next 12 stanzas of bhaja govindam. What use is a lake which has no water? He then will have no altercation with Yama.

Take your residence in a temple or below a tree, wear the deerskin for the dress, and sleep with mother earth as your bed. Born again, death again, birth again to stay in the mother’s womb!

Of whom are you? XXXII bhajagovindam bhajagovindam govindam bhajamuudhamate naamasmaranaadanyamupaayam nahi pashyaamo bhavatarane. Why worry about wife, wealth?