Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is also called as Aum Tryambakam Mantra.
In reality, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is one of the Vedas' most powerful mantras, containing Lord Shiva's strength and capable of resolving any issue.
It is made up of three Hindi words:
• Maha - great or wonderful
• Mrityun - death
• Jaya - victory
"Victory Over Death"
We worship the Three-eyed Lord,
who is fragrant and who nourishes and nurtures all beings.
As the ripened cucumber is freed from its bondage to the creeper,
may he liberate us from death for the sake of immortality.
Word for Word
ॐ • Auṁ
is a sacred/mystical syllable
त्र्यम्बकम् • tryambakam
(Try=Three)+ अम्बकम् (Ambakam=Eyes)
One who has three eyes
We worship, adore, honour, revere you-
सुगन्धिम् • sugandhim
the fragrant (spiritual Essence) not physical fragrance, but fragrance of character.
पुष्टि• puṣṭi = A well-nourished condition, thriving, prosperous, fullness of life.
वर्धनम् • vardhanam
is one who nourishes, strengthens or restores (in health, wealth
उर्वारु • Urvaaru=Cucumber
इव• Iva=Like, In the same manner
बन्धनात् • bandhanāt
means bound down, Bondage [of Samsara or Worldly Life]'I am bound down just like a cucumber (to a vine)'.
मृत्यु • mrtyu
मृत्योर्मुक्षीय • mṛtyormukṣīya
Free, Liberate us from the fear of Death
Liberate us from the death (for the sake of Immortality
मा (Maa) = Not
अमृत (Amrta) = Immortal
Shiva has always been referred to as Triambaka because he has a third eye. A third eye does not mean a crack in the forehead. It simply means that his perception has reached its ultimate possibility. The third eye is the eye of vision. The two physical eyes are just sensory organs. They feed the mind with all kinds of nonsense because what you see is not the truth. You see this person or that person, and you think something about him, but you are not able to see Shiva in him. So, another eye, an eye of deeper penetration, has to be opened up.
Any amount of thinking and philosophizing will never bring clarity into your mind. Anyone can distort the logical clarity that you create; difficult situations can completely put it into turmoil. Only when vision opens up, only when you have an inner vision, will there be perfect clarity.
What we refer to as Shiva is nothing but the very embodiment of ultimate perception. It is in this context that the Isha Yoga Center celebrates Mahashivratri. It is an opportunity and a possibility for all to raise their perception by at least one notch. This is what Shiva is about, and this is what Yoga is about. It is not a religion; it is the science of inner evolution.
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- Singer: Anuradha Paudwal, Others
- Composer: Pankaj Bhatt
- Producer: Bhushan Kumar