Maha Mritunjaya Mantra

February 20,2012 Maha Shivratri.

On this day I want to share the Maha Mritunjaya Mantra and its meaning as it is in Shiv Puran.

Maha Mritunjaya Mantra

OM. Tryambakam yajamahe
Sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
Urvarukamiva bandhanan
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat

Daksha father of Sati insulted Shiva, which she was not able to tolerate and she left her body. Devastated with this incident Shiva sends two Rudra Gana to teach lesson to Daksha. These Rudra Gana gave appropriate punishment to the attendees, among these attendees one was a sage “Dadhicha”. He remembered his teacher “Shukracharya” when he was given death punishment. His teacher knows the power of Mritunjaya Mantra, he arranges the body and brings it to life with the power of Mritunjaya Mantra. Then he teaches his student this Mritunjaya Mantra with meaning which is as below…

OM. Tryambakam yajamahe

                    “we bow to the supreme, who is being worshiped by Vishnu (who nourishes world)  and Bhrama (who creates world), whose name we take before all, who was present in the beginning of the universe and who will be present after it. Who have three eyes and trident, we bow you.”

Sugandhim pushti-vardhanam

                   “like the flower fills the garden and surrounding area with its fragrance, we fill our heart with your name”

Urvarukamiva bandhanan

                  “When we untie the ties of bond with this world, with the people and forget everything. When we leave this world behind and its relationship, when we leave dearones and belongings back”

Mrityor mukshiya mamritat

                “When we are in hands of death, our memories in you remain, we see only you and our soul may remain in bond with you. Give us the power to be in bond with you when alive and in bond with you when we die.”

OM NAMAH SHIVAY!

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