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Mahamrityunjaya Mantra or Rudra Mantra

ॐ त्र्यंम्‍बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्‍धनान् मृत्‍योर्मुक्षीय मा मृतात्

समस्‍त संसार के पालनहार
तीन नेत्रो वाले शिव की हम आराधना करते है
विश्‍व मे सुरभि फैलाने वाले भगवान शिव
मृत्‍यु न कि मोक्ष से हमे मुक्ति दिलाएं

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is the most powerful of all ancient Sanskrit mantras.

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 refers to Shiva’s three eyes. Sometimes it is known as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra because it is a component of the “life-restoring”. This mantra was practiced by Shukra, primordial sage, after completion of a gruelling period of sternness. The Mahamrityunjay mantra is summoned by the sages as the heart of the Veda.

Mahamritunjay jaap anustan is done for a long and healthy life. It is chanted to remove prolonged sickness especially for those on their death bed.

Lord Shiva Meditation

Meaning of Mahamrityunjay Mantra: It is important to understand the meaning of the words. It is because the words make repetition meaningful and brings forth positive results.

“OM” is not spelt out in the Rig-Veda. It has to be added to the beginning of all Mantras. Just like it is given in earlier mantras of Rig-Veda addressed to Ganapati.

TRYAMBAKKAM refers to the three eyes of Lord Shiva. ‘Trya’ means three and ‘Ambakam’ means eyes. These three eyes or sources of enlightenment are three primary deities namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The three ‘AMBA’ means Mother or Shakti’ are Saraswati, Lakshmi and Gouri. Thus in this word, we are referring to God as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

YAJAMAHE means, “We sing Thy praise”.

SUGANDHIM refers to His fragrance of knowledge, presence and strength as being the best. This is always spreading around. Fragrance refers to joy that we get on knowing, seeing or feeling His moral deeds.

PUSTIVARDHANAM Pooshan refers to Him as the one who nourishes this world. In this manner, He is the Father of all. Pooshan is also the inner force of all knowledge. Thus, this is the Sun and symbol of Brahma, the Creator.

URVAAROKAMEVA ‘URVA‘ means “VISHAL” that is big, powerful or even deadly. ‘AAROOKAM’ means ‘Disease’. Thus URVAROOKA means deadly and overpowering diseases. These diseases are often caused by three kinds of Gunas or qualities. These are ignorance, falsehood and weaknesses.

BANDANAAN means bound down. When read with “URVAROOKAMEVA” it means I am bound down by deadly and overpowering diseases.

MRITYORMOOKSHEYA means to deliver us from death for the sake of Mokshya.

MAAMRITAAT means please give me some “Amritam”. It would help me to get out of death inflicting diseases, as well as cycle of re-birth.

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