Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
महा मृत्युंजय मंत्र

Introduction Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

The great mantra dedicated to Shiva as Mrityunjaya is found in the Rig Veda. It is called the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-Conquering mantra. It is a mantra that has many names and forms. It is called the Rudra mantra, referring to the furious aspect of Shiva; the Tryambakam mantra, alluding to Shiva's three eyes; and its is sometimes known as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra because it is a component of the "life-restoring" practice given to the primordial sage Shukra after he had completed an exhausting period of austerity. The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is hailed by the sages as the heart of the Veda. Along with the Gayatri mantra it holds the highest place among the many mantras used for contemplation and meditation.


The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Maha Mritunjaya mantra

Om Tryambakam Yajaamahe
Sugandhim Pushtti-Vardhanam
UrvaarukamIva Bandhanaan
Mrtyor-Mukssiiya Maamrtaat



Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra:

Maha Mrityunjaya mantra Meaning


OM. We worship and adore you, O three-eyed one, O Shiva.
You are sweet gladness, the fragrance of life, who nourishes us,
restores our health, and causes us to thrive.
As, in due time, the stem of the cucumber weakens,
and the gourd if freed from the vine, so free us
from attachment and death, and do not withhold immortality.

Word to Word Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

OM Almighty God 
Tryambakam three-eyed
Yajamahe We worship, adore, honor, revere
Sugandhim  sweet fragrance
Pushti A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, full, and complete
Vardhanam One who nourishes, strengthens, causes to increase (in health, wealth, well-being); who gladdens, exhilarates, and restores health; a good gardener
Urvarukam disease, attachment, obstacles in life, and resulting depression
Iva Like, just as
Bandhanan Stem (of the gourd); but more generally, unhealthy attachment
Mrityor From death
Mukshiya Free us, liberate us
Ma not
Amritat Immortality, emancipation