Book: English Version of Bhaja Govindam of Shree Adi Shankara Bhagavatpadacharya



Written by Adi Shankaracharya, Bhaja Govindam is a very popular devotional song in Hindu Religion. The 31 stanza composition in Sanskrit is more than a devotional composition. Each word in Bhaja Govindam is pregnant with meaning and the composition is a sort of short synopsis of the teachings of Santana Dharma. Now K P Rathnakara Bhatta has translated Bhaja Govindam into English.

There is a transliteration of the 31 stanzas along with explanation of each stanza.

Here is an excerpt from the book – the transliteration and meaning of the first stanza

Bhaja Govindam Bhaja Govindam
Govindam Bhaja Moodhamathe
Sampraapthe Sannihithe Kaale
Nahi Nahi Rakshathi Dukrnkarane

Worship wisdom Worship Wisdom
Worship Wisdom Childish Mind
When the death is clearly nearing
None will rescue thee, please mind

Bhaja means to worship, Govinda means the wisdom, the supreme wealth. Human beings face various types of death due to ignorance alone. Therefore it is advised to worship wisdom and except wisdom nothing will come to our rescue.

You can find more about the book here - Shree Adi Shankara Bhagavatpadacharya’s Bhaja Govindam

Shree Adi Shankara Bhagavatpadacharya's Bhaja Govindam - Worship Wisdom
English Version
By K P Rathnakara Bhatta
Price – Softcover $30.

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