Mrityunjaya Mantra 

Mrityunjaya Mantra in English  

Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan mrityormuksheeya maamritaat 

Mrityunjaya Mantra in Sanskrit  

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् 

Mrityunjaya Mantra in Tamil  

ஓம் த்ர்யம்பகம் யஜாமஹே சுகந்திம் புஷ்டிவர்த்தனம் உர்வாருகமிவ பந்தனான் ம்ரித்யோர்முக்ஷீய மாம்ருதாத் 

Mrityunjaya Mantra in Malayalam  

ഓം ത്ര്യമ്പകം യജാമഹേ സുഗന്ധിം പുഷ്ടിവര്ധനം ഉര്വാരുകമിവ ബന്ധനാൻ മൃത്യോർമുക്ഷീയ മാമൃതാത് 

Mrityunjaya Mantra in Telugu  

ఓం త్ర్యంబకం యజామహే సుగంధిం పుష్టివర్ధనం ఉర్వారుకమివ బంధనాన్ మృత్యోర్ముక్షీయ మామృతాత్ 

Mrityunjaya Mantra in Kannada  

ಓಂ ತ್ರ್ಯಂಬಕಂ ಯಜಾಮಹೇ ಸುಗಂಧಿಂ ಪುಷ್ಟಿವರ್ಧನಮ್ ಉರ್ವಾರುಕಮಿವ ಬಂಧನಾನ್ ಮೃತ್ಯೋರ್ಮುಕ್ಷೀಯ ಮಾಮೃತಾತ್ 

 

Meaning of the Mantra 

The Mrityunjaya Mantra, also known as the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, is a powerful invocation dedicated to Lord Shiva. It translates to: “We Meditate on the Three-eyed One, Who permeates and nourishes all like a fragrance. May He liberate us from the bondage of worldly attachments and death, bestowing us with the nectar of immortality.” This mantra is believed to grant protection from untimely death, promote healing, and bestow longevity. The mantra emphasizes devotion, inner strength, and the divine’s ability to transcend physical limitations. 

Meaning of Each Syllable of the Mantra 

  • Aum: The sacred sound, representing the universe. 
  • Tryambakam: Refers to the three-eyed one, Lord Shiva. 
  • Yajaamahe: We meditate upon or worship. 
  • Sugandhim: The fragrant one, who spreads the fragrance of spirituality. 
  • Pushtivardhanam: The one who nourishes and sustains. 
  • Urvaarukamiva: Like a cucumber (symbolizing detachment). 
  • Bandhanaan: From bondage. 
  • Mrityor: From death. 
  • Mukshiya: Liberation, freedom. 
  • Maamritaat: For immortality. 

Benefits of the Mrityunjaya Mantra 

  • Protection from Untimely Death The Mrityunjaya Mantra is renowned for its ability to ward off untimely death, providing a protective shield around the devotee. 
  • Healing and Rejuvenation Chanting this mantra promotes physical and emotional healing, enhancing vitality and overall well-being. 
  • Spiritual Growth The mantra aids in spiritual awakening and growth, connecting the devotee to higher consciousness. 
  • Mental Peace Regular chanting brings mental peace and stability, reducing stress and anxiety. 
  • Strength and Courage It instills inner strength and courage, helping the devotee overcome challenges and obstacles. 
  • Longevity The mantra is believed to bestow longevity, ensuring a healthy and prolonged life. 

Procedure to Chant the Mantra 

Aspect Details 
Direction Face east or north while chanting the mantra. 
Posture Sit in a comfortable and stable posture, preferably Padmasana or Sukhasana. 
Pranayama Perform deep breathing exercises before chanting to calm the mind and prepare the body. 
Mala Use a Rudraksha mala to keep count of the repetitions. 
Repetitions Chant the mantra 108 times daily. 
Concentration Focus on the third eye (Ajna chakra) or the image of Lord Shiva while chanting. 
Consistency Practice chanting daily at the same time to cultivate a habit and maintain consistency. 

Mantra Dedicated to Lord Shiva 

The Mrityunjaya Mantra is a potent invocation dedicated to Lord Shiva, the destroyer and transformer within the Hindu Trinity. Known as the “Three-eyed One” (Tryambakam), Shiva is revered for his power to conquer death and bestow immortality. This mantra is a prayer for protection, healing, and spiritual awakening, highlighting Shiva’s role as the ultimate liberator who helps devotees transcend physical and material limitations. Through the chant, devotees seek Shiva’s divine intervention to overcome fears, attain peace, and experience eternal bliss. 

Description of Lord Shiva 

Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism, is worshipped as the Supreme Being who represents destruction, transformation, and regeneration. He is often depicted with a third eye on his forehead, symbolizing wisdom and insight, and a crescent moon adorning his matted hair. The Ganges river flows from his hair, signifying purification. Shiva is also known as “Mahadeva” (the Great God) and is associated with profound asceticism, residing in Mount Kailash. His attributes include the trident (Trishula), the drum (Damaru), and the serpent (Vasuki) around his neck. Devotees worship Shiva for his ability to grant liberation (moksha), remove obstacles, and bestow blessings of health and longevity. 

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