Bhaja Govindam Lyrics PDF – Overview
Bhaja Govindam means Praise/Seek Govinda, also known as Moha Mudgara (Destroyer of Illusion).
Bhaja Govindam is a popular Hindu devotional poem Originally in Sanskrit composed by Adi Shankara. In this work of Adi Shankara it highlight the view that Bhakti(devotion) is also important part along with Jnana(Knowledge).
There is a story how the composition of this Hymn is written is that when Shri Adi Shankara accompanied by his disciples, was walking along the streets of Varanasi.
one day when he came across an old age Scholar Chanting the rules of Sanskrit grammer of Panini repeatedly on the street.
Taking pity on him, Adi Shankara went up to the scholar and advised him not to waste his time on grammer at his age but to turn his mind to god in worship and adoration, which would only save him from the vicious cycle of life and death.
The hymn Bhaja Govindam is said to have been composed on this occasion.
Given below the lyrics of Bhaja Govindam with its meaning.
Bhaja Govindam Lyrics
Govindam Bhajamuudhamate .
Sampraapte Sannihite Kaale
Nahi Nahi Rakshati Dukrijnkarane .. (1)
Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda. Oh Fool! Rules Of Grammar Will Not Save You At The Time Of Your Death
Mudha Jahiihi Dhanaagamatrishhnaam
Kuru Sadbuddhim Manasi Vitrishhnaam.
Vittam Tena Vinodaya Chittam. .. (2)
Oh Fool ! Give Up Your Thirst To Amass Wealth, Devote Your Mind To Thoughts To The Real. Be Content With What Comes Through Actions Already Performed In The Past.
Manasi Vichintaya Vaaram Vaaram. .. (3)
Do Not Get Drowned In Delusion By Going Wild With Passions And Lust By Seeing A Woman’s Navel And Chest. These Are Nothing But A Modification Of Flesh. Do Not Fail To Remember This Again And Again In Your Mind.
Lokam Shokahatam Cha Samastam .. (4)
The Life Of A Man Is As Uncertain As Rain Drops Trembling On A Lotus Leaf. Know That The Whole World Remains A Prey To Disease, Ego And Grief.
Staavannija Parivaaro Raktah .
Pashchaajjiivati Jarjara Dehe
Vaartaam Ko.Api Na Prichchhati Gehe .. (5)
So Long As A Man Is Fit And Able To Support His Family, See The Affection All Those Around Him Show. But No One At Home Cares To Even Have A Word With Him When His Body Totters Due To Old Age.
Yaavatpavano Nivasati Dehe
Taavatprichchhati Kushalam Gehe .
Gatavati Vaayau Dehaapaaye
Bhaaryaa Bibhyati Tasminkaaye .. (6)
When One Is Alive, His Family Members Enquire Kindly About His Welfare. But When The Soul Departs From The Body, Even His Wife Runs Away In Fear Of The Corpse.
Pare Brahmani Ko.Api Na Saktah .. (7)
The Childhood Is Lost By Attachment To Playfulness. Youth Is Lost By Attachment To Woman. Old Age Passes Away By Thinking Over Many Past Things. But There Is Hardly Anyone Who Wants To Be Lost In Parabrahmam.
Kaate Kaantaa Kaste Putrah
Samsaaro.Ayamatiiva Vichitrah .
Kasya Tvam Kah Kuta Aayaatah
Tattvam Chintaya Tadiha Bhraatah .. (8)
Who Is Your Wife ? Who Is Your Son ? Strange Is This Samsara. Of Whom Are You ? From Where Have You Come ? Brother, Ponder Over These Truths Here.
Nissangatve Nirmohatvam.H .
Nishcalatattve Jiivanmuktih .. (9)
From Satsangh Comes Non-attachment, From Non-attachment Comes Freedom From Delusion, Which Leads To Self-settledness. From Self-settledness Comes Jeevan Mukti.
Vayasigate Kah Kaamavikaarah
Shushhke Niire Kah Kaasaarah .
Kshiinevitte Kah Parivaarah
Gyaate Tattve Kah Samsaarah .. (10)
What Good Is Lust When Youth Has Fled ? What Use Is A Lake Which Has No Water ? Where Are The Relatives When Wealth Is Gone ? Where Is Samsara When The Truth Is Known.
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