ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्, उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्!!
Maha mrityunjaya Mantra one of the oldest and most significant Mantras in Indian mythology and spirituality. The Maha Mrityunjaya Jaap addresses Lord Shiva. It is a blend of three Hindi language words i.e. ‘Maha’, which means great, ‘Mrityun’ means death and ‘Jaya’ means victory, which is translated as victory over death. It is also famous as ‘Rudra Mantra’ or ‘Trayambakam Mantra’. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is known to have been made by Rishi Markandeya. It is said that the Moon was once in difficulty, cursed by King Daksha. Rishi Markandeya bestowed Sati, Daksha’s daughter, with the Mahamritryunjaya Mantra for the Moon. According to another translation this is the Bija mantra as disclosed to Rishi Kahola that was presented by Lord Shiva to sage Sukracharya, who taught it to Rishi Dadichi, who gave it to King Kshuva, through whom it reached the Shiva Purana.
This Mantra is related to very aggressive form of Lord Shiva. That’s why its practice should be done very carefully or in supervision of some expert person .
The Mantra and Meaning of the Mantra:
om tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ pushtivardhanam
purvārukamiva bandhanānmṛmrityor mokshiye maamritat
We worship Lord Shiva (three eyed), who is our nurturer. We pray him to give us liberty from confinements of death just as as cucumber gets plucked very easily from its roots.
Reciting this mantra has usually been known to generate positive physical, mental and emotional advantages. Often thought of as a moksha mantra, this prayer is believed to help promote longevity. This mantra is addressed to Lord Shiva and can help to prevent the ill-timed death of you or your loved ones.
Maha Mrityunjay Mantra Jaap
When chanted with sincerity, conviction and devotion, this mantra proves to be a lifesaving mantra. One must also chant this mantra for good health and wealth and must make it a practice to chant once when you apply bhasma or holy ash or vibhuthi or chandan or kumkum. Filling a glass with water, sit facing east and pray to Lord Shiva. At the same time, you must close the top of the glass with the palm of your right hand, and chant the mantra for 1008 times, spray the water inside the house, take few teaspoons and give it to people. You can invoke the energy of Lord Shiva in the water by doing this type of maha mrityunjaya jaap.
Chant as many times possible sitting next to people who are ill or under pain. Regularly chant or play it in a recorder if there is a terminally ill patient around. If your friends or relatives are suffering from cancer, play the mantra or chant regularly to reduce the pain. It is said that Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Jaap generates divine vibrations that ward off all the negative and evil forces and creates a powerful protective shield. Regular chanting will protect you from sudden death, accidents, famine, misfortunes of any kind, calamity and unexplained situations.
Maha Mrityunjaya rejuvenates, bestows health, wealth, long life, peace, prosperity and contentment. The healing and nourishing forces enter the human body through foods, medicines, supportive emotions, and encouraging thoughts. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra attracts these forces and creates an inner environment to enhance their effectiveness.
If you also want to bring good health and fortune in your life, and you’re not able to perform the