Mahamrityunjaya Mantra | Vedic
Mantra | Maha mrityunjaya
Mahamrityunjaya mantra is one of the maha mantras from Vedas, one of the
most ancient scripture of humans. This mantra is greatest weapon for
humans to ward off the evil impacts which can become threats to one’s
life and health. In vedic horoscope, there are some yogas named
“aristha” and “anishtha” which are very harmful for the health of the
native as well as these yogas are even life threatening. If balancing
impacts are not found in a horoscope, then these yoga could lead to make
native short-lived and could cause death. Mahamrityunjaya is the most
effective mantra to cure such yogas in the horoscope.
Apart from health and longevity of life, Mahamrityunjaya is the effective
remedy against the most dreaded yogas like Kaal sarp yoga, yogas formed
by rahu placed in 8th house of vedic horoscope, sarp dosh and pitra
On the spiritual side, This mantra also frees the chanter from the
bondages caused by ill placement of the planets. This frees the chanter
from the death and rebirth cycle and provide “moksha”.
Maha mrityunjaya should be recited preferably for forty days both in the
morning and evening, after lighting a jyoti while facing east. It should
be chanted for 108 times or its multiples in each sitting. Before
starting the Maha mrityunjaya mantra, the following prayer to the
everlasting spirit of the Maharishi vashishtha should be chanted
OM SUCHIRMARKAIR BRIHASPATIM ADHVARESHU NAMASYATAH (21 Times)
We pray to Brihaspati , whose wishes are inviolable, for good thoughts.
VYAM VASHISHTHAYA NAMAH (21 Times)
This is the prayer to
Then the chanter should do the meditaion of lord shiva’s one form called
lord Tryambakeswara and then meditate on goddess Amriteshwari (Gouri or
Then recite the following Mahamrityunjaya mantra 108 times or multiples
of this number. The Maha mrityunjaya Mantra is as follows:
OM TRYAMBAKKAM YAJAMAHE SUGANDHIM PUSTIVARDHANAM
URVAROOKAMEVA BANDANAAN MRITYORMOKSHEEYA MAAMRITAAT.
OM referes to the param bhramha
TRYAMBAKKAM is one form of lord
shiva which contains the whole universe. This word is made by combing “
trya” and “ambakam” . Trya means three and ambakam refers to eyes. So
TRYAMBAKKAM refers to three eyes . These three eyes are the source of
all the spirituality and enlightenment. This also refers to trimurthi or
the trinity of Lord Brahma , Lord vishnu and Lord shiva
YAJAMAHE: refers to "We
sing their stuti".
means the sugandh of the GOD or the fragrance of the intellect,
knowledge and presence of Him which can be felt by the chanter of his
praise or stuti
Pooshan refers to Him as the sustainer of this world and in this manner,
He is the Father of all. In this manner He is also the Father of all.
'URVA' means big and powerful . 'AAROOKAM' means 'Disease'. Thus
URVAROOKA means deadly and overpowering diseases.
means bound down ( by something). If we read this by combing with
URVAROOKAMEVA , it means 'I am bound down by deadly and overpowering
refers to release us from the death. Death refers to both premature
deaths in this Physical world and from the never-ending cycle of deaths
due to re-birth for the sake of Mokshya or Nirvana. MAAMRITAAT means
'please give me some Amrita.
If we read with the previous word, it means that we are praying for some
'Amrit' to get out of the death inflicting diseases as well as the cycle