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Maha Mrityunjay Mantra

Maha Mrityunjay MantraThe Maha Mrityunjay Mantra or Lord Shiva Mantra is conside
red extremely powerful and significant by the Hindus. Also known as the Moksha M
antra of Lord Shiva, chanting of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is said to create divin
e vibrations that heals. Devotees of Lord Shiva further believe that Maha Mrityu
njay evokes the Shiva within human beings and removes the fear of death, liberat
ing one from the cycle of death and rebirth.
Significance of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Devotees strongly believe that proper recitation of the Maha Mrityunjaya rejuven
ates, bestows health, wealth, long life, peace, prosperity and contentment. It i
s said that chanting of Shiva Mantra generates divine vibrations that ward off a
ll the negative and evil forces and creates a powerful protective shield. Beside
s, it is said to protect the one who chants against accidents and misfortunes of
every kind. Recitation of the mantra creates vibration that pulsates through ev
ery cell, every molecule of human body and tears away the veil of ignorance. Hin
dus believe that recitation of the mantra ignites a fire within that consumes al
l negativity and purifies entire system. It is also said to have a strong healin
g power and can cure diseases declared incurable even by the doctors. Many belie
ve Maha Mrityunjay Mantra to be a mantra that can conquer death and connect huma
n beings to their own inner divinity.
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
The following Maha Mrityunjay Mantra has been taken from the Sukla Yajurveda Sam
hita III. 60. The Mantra is addressed to Lord Shiva and is a centuries old techn
ique of connecting one to pure consciousness and bliss.
Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam |
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat ||
Om. We worship The Three-Eyed Lord Shiva who is fragrant and who increasingly no
urishes the devotees. Worshipping him may we be liberated from death for the sak
e of immortality just as the ripe cucumber easily separates itself from the bind
ing stalk.
The mantra is a prayer to Lord Shiva who is addressed as Sankara and Trayambaka.
Sankara is sana (blessings) and Kara (the Giver). Trayambaka is the three eyed
one (where the third eye signifies the giver of knowledge, which destroys ignora
nce and releases us from the cycle of death and rebirth).
Best Time to Chant
Chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra with sincerity, faith and devotion in Bramh
a Muhurata is very beneficial. But one can also do Maha Mrityunjaya japa anytime
in a pure environment with great benefit and discover the happiness that's alre
ady within.