Considered to be the most powerful Mantra of Lord Shiva, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, also known as Tryambakam Mantra, is a verse from Rigveda. Addressed to Lord Shiva the three-eyed God, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is believed to bestow longevity and immortality, prevent calamities & accidents and ward off untimely death.
Chanting Mahamrityunjaya mantra ka with full devotion, faith, pure heart, dedication and perseverance over a period of time, leads to victory over the fear of death. It also leads to victory over the cycle of birth and death leading to Moksha.
Origin of Maha Mrityunjay Mantra
Rishi Markandeya was the only person who knew about the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra. He gave it to Sati, the daughter of Daksha, to help Moon who was in trouble due to the curse by Daksha. It is also believed that the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra was given by Lord Shiva to Sage Shukracharya who later passed on it to Rishi Dadhici, who further passed it on to King Kshuva, through whom it was added in Shiva Purana.
Maha Mrityunjay Mantra
ॐ हौं जूं सः ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
ॐ स्वः भुवः भूः ॐ सः जूं हौं ॐ !!
Detailed word-wise meaning of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra lyrics
ॐ aum = a sacred/mystical syllable
त्र्यम्बकं tryambakam = who has three eyes
यजामहे yajamahe = One who is prayed or worshiped
सुगन्धिम् sugandhim = sweet fragrance
पुष्टि pushti = Prosperous, fullfilled
वर्धनम् vardhanam = One who nourishes, strengthens, increases health, wealth, well-being
उर्वारुकमिव urvarukam- = diseases, obstacles in life and in resulting depression
इव iva – Like, just as
बन्धनान् bandhanan = attachment which can bound down
मृत्योर्मुक्षीय mrityormukshiya = Free or liberate from death
माऽमृतात् maamritat = Free me from death but not from immortality.
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Meaning in English
O! Three-eyed Lord Shiva, Our Nurturer, please relieve us from the worldly desires, bondages and the cycle of birth & death just like a ripe melon detaches from its branch effortlessly.
Methods of Chanting
It’s a lifesaving Mantra and should be chanted with sincerity, faith and devotion. Best time to chant is early morning hours (Brahma Muhurta), around 4.00AM. Make it a practice to chant a minimum 9 times before you go to the office or leave from the house and before going to bed or taking medicines. Make it a practice to chant at least 3 times before you start driving. Pray to Lord Shiva for a safe drive. Chant 108 times daily to get good health and wealth. Make it a practice to chant once when you apply bhasma or holy ash or vibhuthi or chandan or kunkum. Take a glass of water, sit facing east, pray to Lord Shiva, close the top of the glass with your right-hand palm, 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.
Benefits of Maha Mrityunjay Mantra
1. Connection with Divine Vibrational Energies
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is one of the most potent Mantras in Hinduism along with Gayatri Mantra. Uttering the Tryambakam Mantra with utmost dedication helps you connect with the divine vibrational energies.
2. Eliminates the Fear of Mortality
The powerful Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra addresses Lord Shiva and who is believed to eliminate the fear of mortality and ailments.
3. Believed To Bring Back From Dead
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is originally sourced from the Rig Veda and believed that sages brought back people from dead using this mantra.
4. Provides A Protective Shield Around You
Chanting this mantra with sincerity and trust forms a protective buffer around you whereby guarding and protecting you against all the odds.
5. Saves From Challenges, Hurdles and Accidents
The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra removes the fear and saves from challenges, impediments, and misfortunes.
6. Provides Pleasure, Prosperity and Contentment
Chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra regularly with faith and devotion gives you pleasure, contentment, and prosperity.
7. Helps You To Make Right Decisions
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra helps you to make the right decision when you are in a confused or challenging state.
8. Resolves Horoscope-Related Issues
People with horoscope-related issues such as Maas, Dasha, Gochara, and Antar-Dasha can find immense relief by chanting this powerful mantra.
9. Relieving From Dreaded Incurable Diseases
The most amazing benefits of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra are relieving from dreaded and incurable ailments, extending one’s life, and prevention of premature death.
10. Immediate Resolutions To Family Disputes
During family disagreements and misunderstandings, reciting the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra gives you immediate resolutions. Alternatively, chanting this mantra with the entire family multiplies the benefits.
11. Overcome Any Financial Setbacks
Chanting Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra helps you to overcome any financial worries and losses in business.
12. Liberates One From Death/Rebirth Cycle (Moksha)
Mahamrityunjaya mantra gives you spiritual benefits as well. It can release the person from the cycles of deaths and rebirths (i.e., attaining the Moksha). That is why this mantra is known as a Moksha mantra.