Friday, June 12, 2009

The Maha-mrityunjaya mantra

मंत्र 
ॐ त्रियम्बकं यजामहे
सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनं,
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्
मृत्योर्मोक्षिय मामृतात्.

Mantra
Om Trayambakam Yajamahe,
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam;
Urva Rukamiva Bandhanaan,
Mrityor Mokshiye Maamritat.

Shiva in 3D Artwork
Shiva in 3D
The Maha-mrityunjaya mantra Rig Veda 7.59 and the Yajur Veda 3.60 is one of the most sacred of the Hindu mantras and has been from time immemorial had its own unique place in the Hindu religion. This mantra can trace its origin to the Guru of the Demons Shukracharaya to whom it was given by lord Shiva who is the destructive force of the divine trinity of Brahma Vishnu and Mahesh which govern the universe it is also known as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra because of the boon of restoring life to a dead being which was given to Shukracharaya by lord Shiva.

The English translation of this mantra is ''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 is freed from the vine, so free us from attachment and death, and do not withhold immortality''.

Om Namah Shiva Mantra Artwork
Om Namah Shiva Art
This is the mantra in praise of lord Shiva who governs destruction, death and penance, the meaning is clear it is a prayer to Shiva to relieve one from the sufferings of the continuous cycle of life and death, and the merger of the energy of the soul into the ultimate divine energy, which we know as God.

There are no preconditions for the chanting of this mantra it can be chanted by anybody at anytime of the day or night, the person chanting this mantra should from the bottom of his heart desire to be freed from the bondage of the cycle of life and death and achieve immortality.


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2 comments:

  1. Read about this Maha Mantra here: http://www.rockingbaba.com/blog/index.php/2015/10/27/meaning-of-mahamrityunjaya-mantra/

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  2. Respected brothers: Is it neccesary to be vegetarian to recite Mahamrityunjaya mantra as a sadhana? Could you tell me please?

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