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Maithreem Bhajatha

I remember my school days when this song was sung once a week during our prayers. I did not understand much of it but still, I always felt connected. Many years later when I rediscovered this very song and discovered the meaning I was in total awe of how beautiful the words are.

Maithreem Bhajatha is a song/ bhajan composed by Jagadguru Shri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati. Here I present to you the pleasure of knowing the song as well as the meaning to the best possible that I collected from various sources. ​1–3​


Maithreem Bhajatha , Akhila Hrujjethreem,
Maithreem Bhajatha , Akhila Hrujjethreem,
Maithreem Bhajatha , Akhila Hrujjethreem,

Cultivate Friendship and Humility, which will conquer the Hearts of Everyone

Atmavadeva paraanapi pashyatha
Atmavadeva paraanapi pashyatha

Look upon others similar to yourself

Yuddham thyajatha , Spardhaam Tyajata ,
Yuddham thyajatha , Spardhaam Tyajata ,

Renounce War, forsake competitions

thyajatha Pareshu akramamaakramanam
thyajatha Pareshu akramamaakramanam

Give up Aggression and acquiring by force

Maithreem Bhajatha , Akhila Hrujjethreem,
Maithreem Bhajatha , Akhila Hrujjethreem,

Jananee Pruthivee Kaamadughaastey
Jananee Pruthivee Kaamadughaastey
JanakO Devah Sakala Dayaaluh
JanakO Devah Sakala Dayaaluh

Mother Earth yields all that we desire (clothes,food etc). For the almighty is the most compassionate.

Daamyata Datta Dayadhvam Janathaah
Daamyata Datta Dayadhvam Janathaah

practice restraint, donate, be kind to others, oh people of the World.

Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam
Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam
Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam
Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam
Sreyo Bhooyaath Sakala Janaanaam

May All People of this World be Happy and Prosperous.


There were several versions of this song that found its way to high praises thanks to an early version of the song sung by the great, Smt. MS Subbulakshmi

An original version of the song.

Did you know that this song was also rendered at the United Nations as early as Oct 23, 1966, on the occasion of the UN Day and received a standing ovation?

Maithreem Bhajata: A Benediction
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  2. 2.
    Srinivasan S. Maithreem Bhajatha – A Heart-melting Rendition! . Sage of Kanchi. https://mahaperiyavaa.blog/2016/09/17/maithreem-bhajatha-a-heart-melting-rendition/. Published September 17, 2017.
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    Maitreem Bhajata: A Benediction. PARAMACHARIAR – SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. https://rlalitha.wordpress.com/2009/06/27/maitreem-bhajata-a-benediction/.

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