[Advaita-l] Bhaja Govindam rendition by MS

Navin Rajaram navinr at moschip.com
Wed Dec 8 09:30:33 CST 2004

Hari Om,

I'm sorry if I'm totally off the mark, but here's what
I know: what MS has sung are the (12?) verses written by
Adi ShankarAchArya Himself. 

PranAm Praveen. If you notice MS sings stanzas 
1,2,5,11,18,20,21,23,27,29,31 (11 stanzas in all) of the entire 31 
stanzas(some say there are 2 extra stanzas to make it 33) in her 
rendition of Bhaja Govindam. Sri Sankara originally composed stanzas 1 
to 12 himself (called the dvAdas manjArika stotram) while stanzas 13 - 
26 were composed by his 14 disciples (called the chaturdasa manjArikaa 
stotram). MS chooses shlokAs composed by Sri SankarA as well as his 
disciples in her rendition.

I recently read that Bhaja Govindam is divided into two sets of verses. 
The set of 11 verses MS sings are called the dvaadashapaJNjarikaa while 
the rest are called the
charpaTapaJNjarikaa.  If anyone knows more about these verses and why 
they are called so - kindly enlighten.

Hair Om,

praveen.r.bhat at exgate.tek.com wrote:

>I'm sorry if I'm totally off the mark, but here's what
>I know: what MS has sung are the (12?) verses written by
>Adi ShankarAchArya Himself. The other (14?) verses that 
>we've read were written by His disciples. Although the 
>entire collection of stanzas is Bhaja govindam, MS has 
>sung just what Adi ShankarA wrote.
>jai bajranga bali,
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>Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Bhaja Govindam rendition by MS
>On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 09:19:24 -0500, Navin Rajaram <navinr at moschip.com>
>>Smt. Subbalakshmi in her rendition of Bhaja Govindam selects only a few
>>verses from the entire poem. I would like to know if there is any
>>special significance to these verses selected(I think they are verses
>>1,2,5,11,18,20 and the last two verses - I might have missed out some
>>more). Otherwise, is it because the poem is big that she chooses to
>>render only these selected verses.
>I have always wondered why she only renedered select verses from the
>bhaja govindam. I hope someone throws light on this question..
>>I shall also be glad to know if a complete rendition of Sri Sankara's
>>composition has been sung by MS .
>I looked around quite a bit for a complete rendition by MS but was
>unable to find one. I doubt it she ever rendered the complete text.
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