The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is a powerful and ancient mantra that is addressed to Lord Trimbakeshwar (Lord Shiva). This mantra is also known as the Rudra Mantra or Tryambakam Mantra or Mrita-Sanjivini mantra, which means “the mantra that conquers death and awakens the nectar of immortality.” This Sanskrit mantra found in Ancient Hindu Text Rigveda (RV 7.59.12) whose author is Rishi Vashishta.
ॐ त्र्य॑म्बकं यजामहे सु॒गन्धिं॑ पुष्टि॒वर्ध॑नम् ।
उ॒र्वा॒रु॒कमि॑व॒ बन्ध॑नान् मृ॒त्योर्मु॑क्षीय॒ माऽमृता॑॑त् ।।
oṃ tryámbakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhíṃ puṣṭi-vardhánam
urvārukam íva bandhánān mṛtyor mukṣīya mā ‘mṛtā́t
The Meaning of the Mantra:
We worship the three-eyed One, who is fragrant and who nourishes all. Like the fruit falls off from the bondage of the stem, may we be liberated from death, from mortality.
Word by word meaning
- Om – “OM” denotes almighty divinity.
- Trymbakam – Three-eyed (supreme deity – Lord Trimbakeshwar)
- Yajamahe – We worship.
- Sugandhim – Sweet or pleasant fragrance.
- Pushti – Prosperous and well-nourished condition.
- Vardhanam – the one who nourishes, gladens, and restores health.
- Urvarukam – Resulting obstacles, diseases.
- Iva – mean Like as
- Bandhanan – Harmful and unhealthy attachment.
- Mrityor – From Death
- Mukshiya – Free or liberate us (Moksh)
- Ma – Not
- Amritat – Immortality or releasing.
Mahamrityunjaya Chanting time
The Mahamrityunjaya mantra should be chanted at least 108 times every day for 40 days to experience its impact. For significant spiritual power from the mantra, you need to chant it 125,000 times or 1,250 rounds of a mala.
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Benefits
The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is believed to have many spiritual and physical benefits. It is said to help remove fear, overcome negative energy, and promote overall well-being. The mantra is also known for its ability to heal and cure illnesses.
The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is typically chanted during times of stress or illness, or during religious ceremonies and festivals. It is believed that the mantra has the power to remove negative energy and promote healing, both physically and spiritually.
In addition to its spiritual and physical benefits, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is also considered a symbol of devotion and surrender to Lord Shiva. By chanting the mantra, devotees seek the blessings and protection of Lord Shiva, and offer their prayers and gratitude for his blessings in their lives.