Considered to be the most powerful Mantra of Lord Shiva, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, also known as Tryambakam Mantra, is a verse from Rigveda. Addressed to Lord Shiva the three-eyed God, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is believed to bestow longevity and immortality, prevent calamities & accidents and ward off untimely death. Mahamrityunjaya mantra ka jap with full devotion, faith, pure heart, dedication and perseverance over a period of time, leads to victory over the fear of death. It also leads to victory over the cycle of birth and death leading to Moksha.
om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pushti vardhanam
urvarukamiva bandhanan mmrityormukshiya maamritat
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Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Meaning in Hindi
हे तीन आँखो वाले महादेव, हमारे पालनहार, पालनकर्ता कृपा कर हमें इस दुनिया के मोह एवम माया के बंधनों एवम जन्म मरण के चक्र से मुक्ति दीजिए जिस प्रकार पका हुआ खरबूजा बिना किसी यत्न के डाल से अलग हो जाता है |
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra Meaning in English
Hey three-eyed Lord Shiva, Our Nurturer, please relieve us from the worldly desires, bondages and the cycle of birth & death just like a ripe melon detaches from its branch effortlessly.
Detailed word-wise meaning of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra lyrics
ॐ aum = a sacred/mystical syllable
त्र्यम्बकं tryambakam = who has three eyes
यजामहे yajamahe = One who is prayed or worshiped
सुगन्धिम् sugandhim = sweet fragrance
पुष्टि pushti = Prosperous, fullfilled
वर्धनम् vardhanam = One who nourishes, strengthens, increases health, wealth, well-being
उर्वारुकमिव urvarukam- = diseases, obstacles in life and in resulting depression
इव iva – Like, just as
बन्धनान् bandhanan = attachment which can bound down
मृत्योर्मुक्षीय mrityormukshiya = Free or liberate from death
माऽमृतात् maamritat = Free me from death but not from immortality.
Rishi Markandeya was the only person who knew about the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra. He gave it to Sati, the daughter of Daksha, to help Moon who was in trouble due to the curse by Daksha. It is also believed that the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra was given by Lord Shiva to Sage Shukracharya who later passed on it to Rishi Dadhici, who further passed it on to King Kshuva, through whom it was added in Shiva Purana.
Har Har Mahadev!