Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is considered to be one of the oldest and sacred mantras in Hindu mythology and spiritualism. This mantra is related to Lord Shiva and has the power to overcome all odds. It is a combination of three words, i.e. ‘Maha’, which means great, ‘Mrityun’ means death and ‘Jaya’ means victory, which when chanted brings conquer or victory over death. It is also known as ‘Rudra Mantra’ or ‘Trayambakam Mantra’, which is said to have been created by Rishi Markandeya. In Shiv Purana, the story goes that Chandra, the Moon God, was cursed by King Daksha, and the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra was given by Rishi Markandeya to Daksha’s daughter Sati to pray for the Moon. When chanted daily with devotion, the mantra is said to bring radical changes in your mental and physical wellness.
The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
Whereas the Gayatri Mantra brings purification and spiritual guidance, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is for rejuvenating the soul and healing the body. It can simplify your life and drive away all negative forces. If you’re afraid of illness or untimely death, this mantra will definitely improve your thought process, quality of life and instantly bring you power and energy.
The mantra is:त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्
Aum tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanamurvārukamiva bandhanānmṛtyor mukṣīya maamṛtāt
It means, we concentrate on our third eye which lies behind the two eyes and this gives us the power to feel you and by this we feel happy, satisfied and peace in life. We know immortality is not possible but some extension can be given to our death by your powers Lord Shiva.
The practice of this mantra should be done daily and very carefully or under guidance of an expert guru.
Significance & Benefits of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
Shiva is the truth and Parameshwara (The Transcendent Lord). He is self-created or Swayambho. His devotees believe he is easy to please and grants all that is asked for – whether it’s money, health or happiness. Hence, chanting this mantra means putting an end to all worries and sufferings. See what benefits you can get by daily recitation of this mantra:
- Great for reviving physical, mental and emotional health and it’s also known as Moksha Mantra, which endows immortality and long life.
- Wards off untimely death for you and your loved ones.
- Ends terminal illnesses and medical issues.
- Removes evil and negative energies, creating a powerful and protective shield.
- Improves the meaning and quality of life and nurtures the body and soul.
- Protects masculinity and overall physical wellbeing.
- Initiates happiness and good luck and boosts energy levels.
- When going on journeys and traveling long distances, the mantra protects you from harm and misfortune.
- Brings speedy recovery for anyone suffering from illness.
- Brings healthy growth & development for children.
- Protects against calamities, unexplained situations and generates positive vibes.
- If you have any stumbling block or problems in your kundli, chanting this mantra will help you get rid of it.
- Helps in solving familial discord, ending disputes and prevents death caused by epidemic.
- If you’re facing financial issues, this mantra will help you.
- Creates divine vibrations that help remove fear associated with death, thereby liberating you from death and rebirth cycle.
- Brings peace and positive energy.
- If you have a cancer patient, you can chant the mantra regularly or even play the mantra on a recorder to ease the pain.
This mantra need not be chanted out loud, but can be recited in mind. Mahashivratri, Pradosh Day and Mondays are auspicious days to begin this mantra. Face East or North while you chant the mantra and light a diya using pure cow ghee. Sit in a yogic pose and using rudraksha or counting beads will help you focus better. Early mornings after bath is the best time for chanting the mantra and you should be in a state of physical and mental purity. Have full faith and dedication in the miraculous powers of Lord Shiva!