Bhaja Govindam is a popular Hindu devotional composition attributed to Adi Shankara. This work of Adi Shankara underscores the view that devotion (Bhakti) to. Govinda leads us from darkness to light, ignorance to knowledge and despair to aspiration. Bhaja Govindam means, always sing the glory of the Lord, who is the . would like to chant Bhaja Govindam with you rather than give one sided lecture. Normally This sounded like those Telugu words and he lost the true meaning.

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These are all false vanities and hollow conceits, which will vanish in no time, if fortune begins to frown on one. What one can do to achieve this is to on the intentions behind all actions towards good, positive or spiritual channels, as, at times, it may be difficult to by-pass or change the native and in-born tendencies. The whole problem is with the mind. Bhagavan is Bhava Graahi. Can one hate or get angry if one’s teeth bite one’s tongue? Unless one has not attained Jnana, one cannot get rid of the great delusion.

The refrain “Bhaja Govindam” which 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. Thus, a grammarian, who has lost in rules, cleansed of his narrow vision and shown the Light by Sri Adi Sankaracharya’s teachings.

It is immaterial in what form and by what lyrkcs a devotee worships God.


Yaavath – as long as, Vith – of wealth, Upaarjana – to earn, Saktah – is bent upon has the ability, Taavath – so long, Nija Parivaarah – your dependents, Raktah – attached to youPaschaat – afterwards later onJeevati – lives comes to liveJarjjar – infirm, Dehe – body, Vaartaam – word, Kopi – anyone, Na – not, Prichchati – cares to speak asksGehe – at home.

Sincere adoration and devoted surrender to the Guru are the most important ingredients. They are Kaantha or Kaminee and Kaanchana, i. Before one’s birth, there is no such relationship as ‘father’ and ‘mother’, but once the body came into existence, we have relations. Then only one can transform noble thoughts into action and save the soceity from chaos.

By renouncing the fruits of action, i. Translated by Giridhar, M. Maa – do not, Kuru – take, Dhana – in possession, Jana – in the people, Yauvan – in youth, Garvam – pride, Harati – loots away takes awayNimeshaat – in a moment, Kaalah – the Time, Sarvam – all these, Maayaamayam – full of illusory nature, Idam – this, Akhilam – all, Hitvaa – after learning or knowing, Brahmapadam – the state of Brahman, Tvam – you, Pravisa – enter into, Viditvaa – after realising.


One should always remember the truth that one can be a friend or foe of one’s own self. Taking pity on him, Adi Shankara went up to the scholar and advised him not to waste his time on grammar at his age but to turn his mind to God in worship and adoration, which would only save him from this vicious cycle of life and death.

Desire and attachment are the cause of delusion and delusion leads to confusion. As the mind ceases to agitate, internal purity ensues.

Though aware of the delusion, at no period of one’s life, does one seek to know the Real.

So, it is important to recognise the truth that One Eternal Source, as expressing through all the names and forms, is to change the very nature of our environment, the very vision of our world around. What are these illusory forms? One must acquire the true knowledge to bear these vicissitudes of time and life with fortitude. One invites problems when one maintains relationship with the world of objects, feelings and thoughts through one’s body, mind and intellect.

Lobha is such a desire that one is not entitled bbaja eligible but still one wants to have it. Life after life will be wasted in such pursuits. Soul mate does not at all refer to wife-and-husband relation, but any soul which gets enriched by the experience and relation to the other soul in telugj is a soul mate.

Life is wasted in the quest of what is transient and deluding.

Theoretical knowledge to know how the “sweet” tastes is fine, but the experience will be altogether different if one really tastes “sweet”. The water drop on the lotus-leaf is very unsteady and has extremely uncertain existence, so also is life. If one gets used to the pleasures, which the senses give, an insatiable craving for them set in again and again.

The spiritual knowledge is the key to discover one’s Self and once it is achieved, the bhajz of So’ham, as said in this sloka, will become crystal clear.


Telugu songs and lyrics — Welcome to the world of music : Bhaja Govindam — Adi Shankaracharya

One may be well read, have good command over many languages, adept in making discourses, yet if the same person is a victim of delusion and attachment, then it does not mean that one has acquired Jnana. The first and the strongest sign of ego is development of body-consciousness.


As one enjoys the company of mother, sister, daughter, father, brother, son and other such relations of opposite sex, the same way one should move with other in the society, killing bhajaa thoughts and learning to seek delight in a cultured manner.

They are only for show-business or a kind of propaganda about oneself. In all the above modes of worship, the spirit of Bhaja is visible.

So, all methods we apply to acquire wealth will only lead us to disarray and disintegration and results finally in degradation, as attachment brings endless worries.

One may go and take bath in the holy Ganges or even at the confluence of Ganga and ocean, or observe vows and perform many charities, yet devoid of jnana and unless one has the glimpse of Truth or God, one will not gain mukti or get released from the birth-and-death cycle even in hundred lives, according to all schools of thought.

Bhaja Govindam

He is wlth very essence of all animate and inanimate beings in this universe. Day and night, dawn and dusk, winter and spring come and depart again and again. Praana consists of five distinct modifications. Thinking so, we become its slaves. All this is possible with only Sadhana, dedicating the action, devotion to the Lord, service to the mankind, constant introspection, and contemplation on the Highest.

The intelligence should ever awake and work as a guard to the mind, as only the intelligence is bestowed with the discriminatory powers between good and bad, true and false, permanent and impermanent, reality and appearance, etc. The Knowing One never goes wrong in handling things and events.

It is no doubt that it is a tall order to ask the human beings who are goivndam immersed in worldly affairs, where one is after the life of the other, for petty gains to develop divine outlook. The heart, which melts at the singing the names of God, will bear fruit, otherwise whatever length of time that one spends in devotional practices, it will be futile.