Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra महामृत्युंजय मंत्र


Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra महामृत्युंजय मंत्र is the great death conquering mantra given by Lord Shiva to help overcome the fear of death. The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra creates a very powerful protective shield of divine vibrations that wards off and protects us from negativities and evil forces. It is meant for healing rejuvenation and nurturance. It is beneficial for mental, emotional and physical health. It is also a moksha mantra which bestows longevity and immortality.

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे
सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्
मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥
Om Try-Amba-kam Yajaa-mahe
Sugandhim Pushtti-Vardhanam
Urvaa-arukam-Iva Bandhanaan
Mrityor-Mokshiya Ma-Amrataat ||

Literal Meaning:
ॐ Om
त्र्यम्बकम् Try-Amba-kam – the three-eyed Lord Shiva
यजामहे Yajaa-mahe – We worship you
सुगन्धिम् Sugandhim – sweet smelling
पुष्टि Pushtti – well-nourished, prosperous
वर्धनम् Vardhanam = One who nourishes and strengthens health, wealth, and well-being
उर्वारुकमिव Urvaa-arukam-Iva – Deadly and overpowering diseases
बन्धनान् Bandhanaan – bound down, held captive
मृत्योर्मुक्षीय Mrityor-Mokshiya – Liberate from death
मामृतात Ma-Amrataa – give me immortality

It is said that you should recite this powerful ancient sanskrit mantra 108 times everyday, for at least 40 days to see its impact. For a noticeable level of mantra siddhi (power of the mantra), you need to repeat the mantra 125,000 times (purascharna), the equivalent of 1,250 rounds of a mala.

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