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Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra - Meaning & Benefits

By Sonam Gupta  — Nov 13, 2017
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Lord Shiva

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Lord Shiva
Shiva is considered as one of the main deities of Hinduism. He is regarded as formless, limitless, unchanging and transcendent, and the primal Ataman (soul) of the universe. He is considered as the supreme power that creates, protects and transforms the universe.

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

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Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
It is believed that Lord Shiva is easy to appease and often grants boons to the devotees who worship him with true dedication. His devotees can please him by changing various mantra, out of which Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is believed to hold immense powers.

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

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Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
ॐ त्रियम्बकं यजामहे, सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनं
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मोक्षिय मामृतात्

Meaning of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

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Meaning of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
ॐ: is one of the most sacred sounds in the universe.
त्रियम्बकं: The three-eyed deity
यजामहे: We worship and honour you
सुगन्धिं: who is fragrant

Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

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Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
पुष्टिवर्धनं: who nourishes and grow all beings.
उर्वारुकमिव: like the melon
बन्धनान्: librated from the captivity
मृत्योर्मोक्षिय: May he librate us from death
मामृतात्: for the sake of immortality

It Means: (Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra)

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It Means: (Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra)
We pray to Lord Shiva whose eyes are the Sun, Moon and Fire. May He protect us from all disease, poverty and fear. And bless us with prosperity, longevity and good health.

Importance of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

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Importance of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is one of the oldest and sacred Mantras, according to Indian Mythology. It is said that this mantra is beneficial for mental, emotional and physical health of the people. It is also believed that this mantra has the power to bring back the dead. Other benefits of this mantra are:

Cures Kundali Dosha:

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Cures Kundali Dosha:
If you have Maas, Dasha, antardasha, gochara or any other kind of problem in your Kundali, this mantra can help you overcome the malefic effects.

Cures serious ailments:

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Cures serious ailments:
It is believed that Maha Mrityunjaya mantra can help you get rid of serious ailments. It also helps in prolonging your life.

Bring Harmony in Life:

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Bring Harmony in Life:
When this mantra is chanted regularly with true devotion, it can help in resolving familial discord, division of property and marital stress.

Enjoy Healing Powers:

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Enjoy Healing Powers:
This mantra has immense healing powers. It is believed that this mantra creates divine vibrations that can heal and help remove the fear of death. This mantra is also known as Moksha Mantra.

Untimely Death:

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Untimely Death:
It is believed that when someone chants this mantra for 150000 times, it can help one escape the untimely death.

How to chant Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

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How to chant Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Make sure that you pronounce the mantra correctly. Also, a religious protocol must be adhered to. It is believed that breaking the rules can bring horrendous results. Rules to chant the Mantra are:

Time to Chant Mrityunjaya Mantra:

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Time to Chant Mrityunjaya Mantra:
According to Shastras, the best time to chant this mantra is early morning. However, you can chant this mantra is the morning after taking a bath.

Number of Chants (Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra)

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Number of Chants (Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra)
It is advised that one should recite this mantra at least five times a mala in a day. You can use Rudraksha mala while chanting the mantra to keep the count. Rudraksha mala is considered auspicious.

Avoid certain things:

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Avoid certain things:
During the time, when you are chanting Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, there are certain things, which you should abstain: Few are:
• Keep yourself away from alcohol.
• Do in participate in sexual activities.
• Do not let your mind distract
• Keep yourself away from non-vegetarian food.