Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is one among the oldest and most important Mantra’s in Indian mythology and spirituality. This mantra belongs to Lord Shiva.
It is a combination of three Hindi language words i.e. ‘Maha’, which means great, ‘Mrityun’ means death and ‘Jaya’ means victory, which turns into conquer or victory over death.It is also known as ‘Rudra Mantra’ or ‘Trayambakam Mantra’. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is said to have been created by Rishi Markandeya.
It is said to beneficial for mental, emotional and physical health and to be a moksha mantra, which bestows longevity and immortality.
According to some puranas, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra has been used by many Rishis as well as Sati during the time when Chandra suffered from the curse of Prajapati Daksha. By reciting this mantra, the effect of the curse of Daksha, which could make him die, slowed, and Shiva then took Chandra and placed it upon his head.
This mantra is addressed to Lord Shiva for warding off untimely death. It is also chanted while smearing Vibhuti over various parts of the body and utilised in Japa or Homa (havan) to get desired results.
Whereas the Gayatri Mantra is meant for purification and spiritual guidance, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is meant for healing rejuvenation and nurturance.
The maha mrityunjaya mantra Jaap done 125000 times with Homa Yagna evokes the Lord Shiva and removes the fear of death and frees oneself from the cycle of rebirth. This mantra helps to rejuvenate, long life, healthy life, prosperity, peace and happiness.
When the mrityunjaya mantra is being recited for someone, then due to the powerful effect the divine vibration is generated which counter attack the negative forces. People do yagya to get victory over the death. This yagya is the lifesaving yagya as in today’s complex life yagya is very important.
The main benefits of this mantra is that the individual is being protected from all the unnatural causes that can lead to sudden death.
Om Trayambakam Yajamahe, Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam,
Urvarukmiv Bandhanat, Mrityurmokshaya Mamratat.