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Mahamrityunjaya Mantra: Meaning, Benefit of Chanting and Who can Chant the Mantra

There are very few mantras that are as powerful as the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. [ALSO READ: How to NEVER EVER GIVE UP on the spiritual path]

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra: Benefit of chanting this mantra

This mantra is believed to have the power to remove all sufferings, diseases and bestow the one who chants it with good health and long life. It is also believed that constant contemplation of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra can help spiritual aspirants to overcome the cycle of birth and death.

What got me fascinated about this mantra is something personal.  I learned this mantra from my father but it is my maternal grandmother who chanted it all the time and repeatedly told me of its tremendous power to protect. However, I did not chant this mantra regularly. 

But at the age of two, my son was taught some mantras by my mother who explained what it means to him and he became very enthusiastic about chanting the mantras. Following this, my mother taught him the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra and he took to it like a duck takes to water. He absolutely loved chanting it and he constantly chants it. When I ask him, which mantra he loves most - he immediately says it is the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra.  My son's constant contemplation of this mantra incited my curiosity to understand more about it. And that is why you are reading this article too. So, lets get started, shall we?

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: Where does it originate from?
This mantra is from the Vedas. It is written in the Yajur Veda (3-60) to worship Lord Shiva. The mantra is also called Tryambakam Mantra or Mrita-Sanjivini mantra or Rudra Mantra. 
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: Who can chant it?
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra can be chanted by anybody. The most important aspect is to understand the meaning of this mantra word by word before chanting it. That’s because by knowing the meaning, the aspirant can easily contemplate on the aspect of birth and death cycle.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: Meaning



Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pusti vardhanam

Urvarukamiva bandhanan mrtyor mukshiya mamritat
Translation:
We worship and adore you, O three-eyed one, O Lord Shiva. You are the fragrance of life itself, the One who nourishes us, restores our health, and causes us to thrive.  In due time, just like the stem of a cucumber weakens, and the gourd is freed from the vine, O lord, free us from attachment and death, and do not withhold immortality.
The unspoken secret that accompanies every mantra is this: the absolute fullness of a mantra can be experienced by the one who chants it only when there is purity in thought, word and deed.


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Satya said…
I have always wanted to chant this mantra... Bt used to feel lazy...

I swear that i will nt frm nw!

Thanks :)
- Sugar Cube - said…
thank you for telling us about this mantra.

am gonna follow it !
Mélange said…
You know Swapna,we should meet once.Sine I am astonished with the way we are almost alike ! I don't even remember how long I am chanting Maha Mrithyunjaya Mantra.I believe and TRUST this divine mantra protects ! And yes my daughter (now 8) too is an addict of this sacred Mantra..
Thanks however for writing about this.Hope Aadi loves and brings all positive energy from Mantras...
(My daughter now spends all her free time learning slokas by heart from Bhagavat Gita.It's all about interest na Swapna?)

*Btw,thanks for changing the template there.Last time when I tried to post a comment,it was not working.
KParthasarathi said…
Very true and neatly explained
A S said…
nice post! my mother too chanted this mantra..it is really very powerful
Ajith said…
i look forward eagerly to your posts bt spirituality.Even though u get the same info from a million sources, the way you take it is inspiring.After reading your post bt gayathri mantra,i chant it regularily.hope the same with this mantra too..continue these posts and it makes difference in many peoples lifes ..god bless
Heartfelt thanks to each and every one here for the warm appreciation and for sharing thoughts on this post. Honestly when I wrote this, I didn't expect such encouragement. I am so happy to know that this post has been of use/interest to you. Whatever little that we know, it makes sense when we share it with those around us. That is what I try to do and all of you have been very positive and kind to me in your response. Once again, I am so happy to see that. God bless.
Anonymous said…
nice post! my mother too chanted this mantra..it is really very powerful and your blog title is nice like your blog post.

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SGS said…
I am feeling very motivated after reading your article.I was feeling upset and anxious about so many life issues.Having read this, I am again seeing light at the other end of the dark tunnel.God bless you ...bless u ...bless u for spiritual sharing.
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Rama Ananth said…
Some mantras really feels good, and it is not important that one knows the meaning of each and every word of the mantras, all that matters is that we chant them because it makes us feel happy, at peace and connected to the divine soul.
However, if people want to know the meaning then, it is always available in the net. Thanks for sharing this wonderful mantra, and its meaning too.
BTW, why do you still have this word verification, don't worry you will not get any spam. It is very irritating to identify the letters, I hope you will disable this feature.Just the moderation feature should be enough.
shan said…
Realy its Great Mantra..

I wasnin big trouble and in plenty of sorrow. when i started to chant this mantra i feel its devine power.

Jai Mahakal.
Shailesh said…
2 1/2 years since I started my 108 beads round of MMM, and life has been a bliss :) While started it on parents guidance to finish 1.25 lakh beads, it is now a ritual unto death :)
Anonymous said…
I used to chant this mantra but gradually stopped it after my wedding but since then im suffering a lot with health problem, i wil again start it, i really hope it works cures me.
Sk Jain said…
can i chant this mantra before going to bed
Anonymous said…
Sk Jain ... of course you can chant whenever you feel like chanting it.
Anonymous said…
i chant after bath taking a mala in my hand . if i do not chant it , i become upset during the day . if it is so .... ? plz suggest why this happens so .
Anonymous said…
how to use for the person who is having health and depression problems on belhalf of him or her.
Anonymous said…
Is it that while reading this mantra we should be pure vegetarians ? Please help me...
Priyanka said…
Hi I just want to if we chant this mantra can we save our dear ones from death because my neighbours are met with accident and their younger son is dead
On the spot n uncle and aunty both are in koma so only I am asking please reply me
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra must be recited atleast 108 times a day. Even 15 mukhi rudraksha represents Lord Mahamritunjaya.
Harvinder said…
I love Lord shiva but I now I want to be rich because my brother don't love me and my mummy and daddy because we don't have a money,he forget me he is well settled in USA and we live in Delhi I want my brother back to India plz tell me this mantra help me some times I go to nigambodh ghat for the Lord shiva love b.
Harvinder said…
I love Lord shiva but I now I want to be rich because my brother don't love me and my mummy and daddy because we don't have a money,he forget me he is well settled in USA and we live in Delhi I want my brother back to India plz tell me this mantra help me some times I go to nigambodh ghat for the Lord shiva love b.
Mangaldeep said…
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 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.
To get more details about mantras, bhajans and pooja, download this handy guide and get all benefits,http://goo.gl/bQBnUe

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