Bhakti in the hearts of men. One of these hymns is the famous Bhaja Govindam. The way of devotion, is not different from the way of knowledge. BHAJA GOVINDAM Tranlation With Telugu Script – Download as Word Doc .doc) , PDF File .pdf), Text File Bhaja Govindam Lyrics and Meaning. Bhaja Govindam is a popular Hindu devotional composition attributed to Adi Shankara. This work of Adi Shankara underscores the view that devotion (Bhakti) to.

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Only that will give relief from the vicious cycle of birth-death-birth. Life is wasted in the quest of what is transient and deluding.

He says to me, especiallythat one should nurture pure untainted by selfish intentions love while constantly reminding oneself and firmly believing in the truth that Govinda resides in everybody. Faith lyriccs God and faith in the wisdom of Guru are most important for the disciple to become liberated from samsaara soon, because once surrendered to the lotus feet of the Guru, it is his burden to guide the disciple till he reaches the destination.

There is a story attached to the composition of this Hymn. 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 on the street.

Bhaja Govindam

Like wise, the other faces of Maya are youth and friends. All these disguises are just for filling one’s own belly. In the youth, one’s energies are dissipated in one’s beloved.

The seeker should constantly strive to grow jn sense-gratification and base instincts and uplift one’s thoughts by conscious remembrance of the Lord. What is this Maya? Again Sri Adi Sankaracharya prescribed a convenient and at the same time scientific and time-tested method to do this also. Bhakti is mainly Bhava pradhan, rather than outward show.


Desires multiply as long as we keep on satisfying them. In the childhood, one’s attachment was to games and toys.

Then only HE will bestow HIS benign blessings on us or come down to save us from this Nhaja, as HE saved Gajendra, Prahlada, Ambarisha and many such great souls, in response to their sincere prayers. You will mostly find it. After attacking the desire of acquiring mere scholarship in the first sloka, Sri Adi Sankaracharya attacks the desire of amassing wealth in this sloka.

The tyrannies of desire are universal and natural law of nature. One should identify oneself with the Lord, who can only give solace to the parched materialistic lives.


One has to live in this world in contentment and satisfaction with whatever one gets as a result of one’s bhana deeds. A devotee can adopt any one, according to one’s choice and temperament. A discriminative intellect to distinguish between Nitya Eternal teluu Anitya impermanent should also be developed through constant and scientific thinking.

This alone is the known and effective remedy. He suggests that if one analyses and perceives mentally the reality, the body is composed of only abhorrent flesh and fat, packed in a bag of skin, having nine holes.

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If these gross aspects are properly used for the service of others with Nishkama Bhavana and for self-advancement spiritually, then one can overcome the lhrics sense-habits of body-identification and develop intuitive perception and discrimination. This is how a sadhaka reaches his origin or his roots by following the prescribed step-by-step progress in sadhana, i.

But, we forget the truth due to our ignorance that if we succeed in realising God, acquisition of all other material objects will turn out to be so simple.

One day they also change the path and they must also receive the grace of God. So, one has to nhaja very and very careful so that one does not get into the iron grip of Maya. O Brother, ponder over that Truth here. Bhaja Govndam, Bhaja Govindam Substance: In spite of dilapidated physical form with tottered age, hair grown grey, toothless mouth, leaning on a stick for support, we still cling on to desires.


Bhana at things will not produce satisfaction, it only breeds more desire. Yaavat – as lons as, Pavanah – the breath lifeNivasathi – dwells, Dehe – in your body, Taavath – so long, Prichchati – enquires, Kusalam – of your welfare, Gehe govindzm at home, Gatavati Vaayau – when the breath life leaves, Dehe Apaaye – when the body decays, Bharyaa – even your wife, Bibhyati – fears, Tasmin – that very in that veryKaaye – body.

Of course, it is the same state of affairs with almost every one of us today. It is our duty to keep both the body and the Soul pure by guarding them from defilement.

Like wise, when the whole universe is born out of One whether te,ugu calls it Mother, Father, God, Buaja or with any other namehow can one afford to hate or get angry with the other.

If a person, who is not genuinely distressed at the sufferings and pain of others, is not a godly person at all. He exhorts each one of us, through these slokas, to develop discerning and discriminating faculty, which is dormant in us, due to our complete surrender to Moha and worldly attractions, in order to distinguish between the permanent and the transitory, the real and the unreal and to practice lyric or Vairagya.