Updated: Jan 17
Maha Mrityunjaya or Triyambakam Mantra is often described as the most powerful Moksha Mantra in Hinduism. It should be chanted 108 times for Lord Shiva, the God of Destruction and destroyer of evil. Whilst there are many ways to worship Lord Shiva, chanting this mantra is said to be the most powerful. The invocation of Shiva's energy is thought to bestow the chanter with good health, wealth and inner peace.
There are 108 Upanishads (Vedic Sanskrit texts) which form the foundations of Hindu philosophy.
The lyrics and benefits for chanting this mantra are listed below:
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra lyrics in Sanskrit and English.
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् |
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ||
Om Triyambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaan-Mrityormuksheeya Maamritaat
Benefits of chanting or listening to Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Releases anxiety and tension from life.
Helps in prevention of accidents and mishaps.
It's said to be good for mental, emotional & physical health.
Protects the person from ailments and diseases.
Helps attain immortality (enlightenment)
In Vedic Astrology, Lord Shiva is said to be represented by the planet Saturn. Amethyst is a Saturn Stone and it's therefore advisable to chant to this mantra whilst wearing Amethyst or holding it in your hand.
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According to the Vedas, Rudraksha Beads were formed from Lord Shiva’s (Rudra) tears (Aksha). Rudraksha Beads are thought to protect the wearer from negative energy and help manifest their dreams. Rudraksha should be held or worn when chanting to this mantra.
Lapis Lazuli represents Saturn and the planet Saturn creates delays and frustrations in your life. As mentioned earlier, Lord Shiva is represented by Saturn. You should wear or hold onto Lapis Lazuli when chanting to this mantra.
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