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 also known as “Rudra Mantra” or “Trayambakam Mantra”.
The Exact date for the Creation of this mantra cannot be told. However, we do know that it is very Ancient and was written down in Rigveda.
The Mantra can be found in Mandala 7 of Hymn 59 present in Rigveda. Usually, Maharshi Vashishta is attributed with this Mantra because he was the Author of Mandala 7.
Though Mahamrityunjaya mantra is attributed to Maharshi Vashishta, the Creator of the Mantra was Rishi Markandeya.
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 said to Beneficial for Mental, Emotional and Physical health and to be a Moksha mantra, which bestows Longevity and Immortality.
The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is meant for Healing Rejuvenation and Nurturance whereas the Gayatri Mantra is meant for Purification and Spiritual guidance.
Best time to chant is Early morning hours, around 4.00AM.
It is said that Chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya generates Divine vibrations that ward off all the Negative and Evil forces and creates a Powerful protective shield.
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 apply Bhasma, Chandan or Kumkum before chanting the Mahamrityunjaya mantra, then it is Expected to bring in Greater results and helps you reap in all the Benefits of this mantra.
Rudraksha mala is the most Beneficial for chanting the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
The Mahamrityunjaya mantra is:
om tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanānmṛtyor mukṣīya maamṛtāt
The Meaning of the Mantra is:
tryambakaṃ : We worship Shiva – The Three-Eyed
yajāmahe : Lord Shiva
sugandhiṃ : Who is fragrant
puṣṭi : And nourishes
vardhanam : And grows all beings.
urvārukamiva : As the ripened cucumber is liberated
bandhanān : From its bondage to the creeper when it fully ripens
mṛtyor : From death
mukṣīya : May He liberate us
maamṛtāt : for the sake of immortality.
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