Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Today is Adi Shankara Chary Jayanti

Today is Jayanti of Sri Adi Shankara Swamigal.

My Sashtang Pranam's to The Monk who has revitalised the dying Hindutva thru his preachings. He was the Man who saved Hindu Dharma from the meaning less rituals and arrested the growth of ever increasing conflicts among the various sects.

At the age of 8 , he wanted to renounce this materialistic world and preferred to go Sanyasi way . But his mother vehemently denied it and she dint permitted him. Later he was caught by a Crocodile in a Pond and was not leaving him , then he in pain cries and plead his mother to accept his earlier wish of becoming Sanyasi. His Mother from the banks agreed and Crocodile left Shankara Chary . it was an Miracle. Then he toured the entire Bharat Varsh as a Philosopher , Saint preaching the essence of Hindu Dharma.

The Popular devotional song "BhajaGovindam" is composed by Sri Adi Shankara Charya himself. The Song tells you to dump this greed of Materialism and take shelter in "Govinda". That alone will save you and grant Salvation. it is believed that Adi Shankara Charya has compsed the song in Varnasi addressing a stubborn aged Sanskrit scholar. This devotional Song gives the hints of Adi Shankara Swamigal "Advaita" philosophy.

Below I Quote One such Stanza and its meaning

døúûvá má gá moháveùam,
manasi vicintaya váram váram.

Seeing the seductive female form, do not fall prey to frenzied delusion. That (female form) is (but) a modification of flesh and fat. Think well thus in your mind and again and again.

Bhaja Govindam , Bhaja Govindam , Bhaja Govindam !!!
Seek Govinda , Seek Govinda , Seek Govinda !!!

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