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Bhaja Govindam Lyrics in Telugu – Download in pdf

Bhaja Govindam is composed by Adi Shankaracharya and is a popular devotional song in Hinduism. Now you can download the Telugu translation of Bhaja Govindam in pdf format. The Telugu lyrics is the translation from the original Sanskrit version. Each word in Bhaja Govindam is pregnant with meaning and the composition is a sort of short synopsis of the teachings of Santana Dharma.

This Telugu translation of Bhaja Govindam is provided by the prapatti website.
LinkDownload Bhaja Govindam Lyrics in Telugu
Note – you will need pdf reader to read or download the file.
Related Download Bhaja Govindam MP3 for Free English Translation of Bhaja Govindam by Adi Shankara

Shaka Vrata 2017 – First month of Chaturmasa Vrat - How to Observe it?

The first month of the four month Chaturmasa Vrat is known as Shaka Vrata. Shakavrata begins on Shukla Paksha Dwadasi day in Ashad month and ends on Shukla Ekadasi day in Shravan month. Shaka Vrata 2017 begins on July 5 and ends on August 3. During this one month fruits, vegetables, spices and dry fruits are avoided by Hindu communities that observe the Chaturmasa Vrata.
All dals or pulses are consumed during the one month period. Black pepper, jeera, rava, sesame, ghee, milk, curd and butter are consumed.
Vegetables and fruits are not used during Shaka Vrata. Also avoided are mustard, red chilles, tumeric, tamarind, methi, coriander, curry leaves, ginger, green chilles and lemon.
The belief is that the four month Chaturmasa Vrat is kept to flush out toxins and regain health. This is the reason why spices and dry fruits are avoided during the first month.
The importance of the Chaturmasa Vrat is mentioned in the Varaha Purana.
The next cycle of Vrata is known as Dadhi Vrata – Shrav…

Swami Shankarananda Thoughts

The entrance door of the spiritual path is religion. First of all one should try and understand the definitions of religion. This we can do by seeing the scriptures or listening to spiritual discourses. Briefly speaking our duties is our religion. That what is to be done should be done and that which is not to be done should not be done. This is our duty. To act contrary to this is irreligious.
The majority in the world do not understand the importance of religion. They get attached to selfishness and sensual attachments and tread the irreligious path. The harmful effects of irreligiousness are not perceptible soon. The easy path of materialism is attractive.
Wealth can be earned both ways religiously and irreligiously. However if earned irreligiously it will lead to sorrow and not joy. Irreligiousness leads to sin, which in turn leads to mental agitations and finally sorrows.
Following the religious path one achieves material pleasures, fame and heaven. Wealth earned by following the r…