[Advaita-l] Vijaya Yatra & Bhaja Govindam by ISKCON
abhishek046 at gmail.com
Tue May 8 02:48:09 CDT 2012
ISKCON Bangalore have a temple of Prahalada Narasimha. The stotra
dedicated to the deity is Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba stotra which
is obviously written Adi Shankara. They have even made a video
covering the deity with the song.
On 5/8/12, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 2:18 AM, Rajaram Venkataramani
> <rajaramvenk at gmail.com
>> In one of the lectures during the current Yatra, Sringeri Periyava talks
>> about how Adi Sankara taught through prasada traya bhashyams and
> It is 'prasthAna trayam' which consists of the Brahma sutras, the
> Upanishads and the Bhagavadgita along with the shAnkara Bhashyam. In a way
> it is a prasAda.
>> Starting from upadesa sahasri with thousand verses to eka sloki
>> with just one verse. And those who don't have interest in even prakarana
>> granthas, he taught Bhaja Govindam. At ISKCON, there is an injunction to
>> not read Sankara Bhashyam but here is a rendition of Bhaja Govindam by
>> devotees at Los Angeles. Jivan mukti is accepted by both schools with
>> different meanings.
> Many hymnal works of Shankaracharya such as the RanganAthAShTakam, the
> GovindAShTakam, JagannAthAShTakam, ViShNu ShaTpadI stotram are favorites of
> SriVaishNavas. I have heard Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami reciting with
> reverence a part of the RanganAthAShTakam saying that it is a composition
> of Shankara.
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