Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is the most powerful mantra for praising Lord Shiva and destroying your fear and problems. Mrityunjaya means victory over death. Mrityunjaya Bhagavan is another name of Lord Shiva. This mantra seeks the protective help of Lord Shiva against difficulties, accidents, illnesses, and untimely death.

The word Mahamrityunjaya is comprised of three words. Maha means great, Mrityun means death and Jaya means victory. Together they mean, “the great one who gains victory over death”. In mythology, it is sometimes known as the Mrita-Sanjivini Mantra because of its apparent life-restoring power.

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् |
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ||

Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam |
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan-mrityormuksheeya maamritaat ||

The Meaning of the Mantra

We worship Lord Shiva (three-eyed), who is our nurture. We pray him to give us liberation from bondages of death in the same way as a cucumber gets plucked very easily from its root.

I meditate on and surrender myself to, the Divine Being who embodies the power of will, the power of knowledge, and the power of action. I pray to the Divine Being who manifests in the form of fragrance in the flower of life and is the eternal nourisher of the plant of life. Like a skillful gardener, may the Lord of Life disentangle me from the binding forces of my physical, psychological, and spiritual foes. May the Lord of Immortality residing within free me from death, decay, and sickness and unite me with immortality.

Significance of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

The healing force awakened by this mantra sends forth its ripples from the body to psyche and from psyche to soul. It strengthens our powers of will, knowledge, and action, thus unblocking the flow of enthusiasm, courage, and determination.

The vibration of this mantra awakens the internal healing force while attracting nature’s healing agents, creating an environment where the forces from both origins converge. This mantra connects us to the healer within and helps us receive the full nourishment from food, herbs, or any discipline undertaken for our total well-being.

This mantra is said to also have healing powers and is capable of warding off negative influences and granting peace. If anyone in your home, experiencing any set of problems advise them to chant the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra lyrics. It will surely help them to overcome their problem.

How to chant Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Anyone who has faith in Lord Shiva can chant this mantra as there is no limitation on age, gender, or caste. Chanting this mantra in Brahmuhrat (4 to 6 AM) is considered the best time. If not possible, then do it after taking a bath.

Choose Rudraksha mala for chanting as it represents Lord Shiva himself and is considered very auspicious. At least 1 mala per day ie 108 times of chanting is recommended by sages and one must have a focus on its meaning while chanting. After some time, one can easily feel the vibrations of this powerful mantra.

If possible then one can have a daily havan of at least 1/10th times of the count recited on mala. It will additionally purify the home atmosphere. Recite the mantra 3 times before taking medicines, stepping out of home, or before sleeping. It will keep you safe from any sort of negativity.

You have to have full faith in Lord Shiva that he is giving you blessings through this mantra. And then it will do wonders for you. And after that, there is no rule. You can chant anywhere anytime.

Suggested Read: Shiv Chalisa

10 benefits of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra daily chant keeps negative energies away from your house. Life will become blissful; you will start feeling more strength within you.

  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is the giver of health, wealth, and success.

  • Chanting Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra helps chanter to create a protective shield around him/her. Lord Shiva himself become the protector of the chanter.

  • The problem of fear, anxiety, and depression starts disappearing.

  • Mantra calms the human mind and giver of peace, it also helps yogis to invoke their Shiva- Shakti inside them.

  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra also stabilizes the heartbeat of the person and increases metabolism within them.

  • This Mantra can become a medium that can connect you with Param Brahma. It is the path that leads towards Moksha.

  • Shiva is the destroyer of the darkness; A place where Shiva’s name is glorified, Goddess Shakti automatically reaches there. Therefore chanter gets the blessing of both.

  • Shiva is Mahakal, even life-threatening disorder, misfortunes can be cured by chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra.

  • Qualities of Lord Shiva has the capabilities to make this world a better place for everyone. The chanter of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra starts adapting the virtues of the Shankara.

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