Sri Sankara, the Hindu sage, is said to have "crossed the ocean of Maya as easily as one steps over a small irrigation channel in the field". He wrote a number of texts and hymns to foster knowledge of the self and to foster the sense of devotion in the hearts of humankind. This offering is one of Sri Sankara's most famous hymns. Here the great Indian politician and religious scholar. C Rajagopalachari interprets the 'Baja Govindam'. He gives spiritual meaning and practical application to each of 31 verses of this great hymn. This is the original English translation of the Tamil text.
Known as 'Rajaji', the author was known as a great patriot, astute politician and incisive thinker. A close friend of Mahatma Ghandi's, he also struggled for India's independence. He served as Governor of West Bengal and Governor-General of India. A true story-teller, his books on Marcus Aurelius are also popular.