Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra- Meaning And Amazing Healing Benefits…

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra- Meaning And Amazing Healing Benefits

Shiva is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the Supreme Being, who creates, protects and transforms the universe. It is believed that Lord Shiva can be pleased easily and grants the boon to their devotees. Chanting mantra is one of the powerful ways to get connect with the divine and dedicate yourself to Lord Shiva. Mantras have psychological and spiritual powers and help us to bring harmony and peace to our life.

There are many mantras that are devoted to Lord Shiva and each mantra has its own set of benefits. Mahamrityunjaya mantra is one of them. It is one of the most significant mantras in Hinduism. Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is also known as the Tryambakam Mantra, is a verse of the Rigveda. It addresses the Rudra avatar of Lord Shiva. It is also a great death-conquering Mantra. According to Shiv Puran, when you have fear of any unknown event this chant helps you to overcome the fear.

Mantra and its meaning

Om tryambakam yajamahe

sugandhim pustivardhanam

urva rukamiva bandhanan mrtyor


ma mrtat

Here is the word by word meaning of the mantra

Aum- is a sacred/mystical syllable in Hinduism.

Tryambakam- the third-eyed one (accusative case)

Yajamahe- we worship, adore, honor.

Sugandhim- sweet fragrance, fragrant (accusative case)

Pusti- A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, fullness of life

Vardhanam- one who nourishes, strengthens, cause to increase (in health, wealth, well-being), who gladdens, exhilarates and restores health, a good gardener

Urvarukam-iva- like the cucumber or melon (in the accusative case) or like a big peach

Bandhanan- bound down

Mrtyormuksiya – free, liberate from death

ma+amrtat- not+immortality, nectar

It means we pray to Lord Shiva, “The third eyed lord Shiva who sees what we can see but who also sees what we cannot see. I invoke, Increase my good vasanas (not of material aspects like gold, money, sex, anger, the 6 enemies etc.), my soul is like a cucumber bound (to the body), please free me from the captivity of death and give me immortality”.

Benefits of Mahamrityunjaya mantra

• It is said to be beneficial for our mental, physical and emotional health. It promotes happiness and peace of mind. It also brings prosperity and contentment to life.

• It is also known as a “lifesaving mantra”; it conquers death and bestows immortality. It is addressed to Lord Shiva for warding off untimely death.

• This mantra has amazing healing powers. It has been believed that if you, your family member or friend suffers from any serious or life-threatening disorder, this mantra can help a lot. Chanting of this mantra creates positive and divine vibrations that help in healing. It also helps in removing fear, anxiety and other negative emotions associated with death.

• Chanting of this mantra helps in overcoming the financial troubles and losses in business.

• It is also known as a moksha mantra and it connects human beings to their own inner divinity. It is believed that this Mantra evokes the Shiva within human beings and liberating one from the cycle of death and rebirth.

• The mantra is meant for healing rejuvenation and nurturance. It is also chanted while smearing Vibhuti over various parts of the body and utilised in Japa or homa for getting the desired results.

• According to Astrologers, if you are suffering from Maas, Dasha, gochara, Antardasha or any other horoscope related problems, this mantra can help you to get rid of it.

How to chant this mantra?

• The best time to chant this mantra is early morning between 4-6 A.M. however; you can chant this mantra in late morning after taking bath and finishing the chores.

• Rudraksha mala is most beneficial for chanting this mantra as Rudraksha represents Lord Shiva himself and considered auspicious.

• It is advised that one should recite this mantra at least 5 times a mala in a day.

• You may chant this mantra 9 times, before stepping out of the home, before taking medicines and before sleeping. It will help to keep you safe, avoid accidents and negativity from your life.

• While chanting the mantra it is must to focus on the meaning of mantra and concentrate on the vibration with complete faith and devotion. It is best to have a Shiva linga, Shiva picture or Mahamrityunjaya yantra near you while chanting the mantra.

Do you believe in the divine and positive energy from the chanting the mantras? What are your thoughts? Please share with us!

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